The overhead console blows up when I try to turn on the center light. There are three lights in the console, a left, a

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Customer: The overhead console blows up when I try to turn on the center light.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: There are three lights in the console, a left, a center, and a right, each with its own button
JA: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?
Customer: 2002 jaguar x-type. BTW, when the console is blown, the interior (ceiling, footwell) lights won't go off, and the sunroof doesn't work properly. I replaced the console, and everything was fine except that the center light (on the console) wouldn't come on. I tried to push the button several times, it wouldn't come on, and then the console blew up..
JA: Are you fixing your X-Type yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Let me give you some background. I replaced the starter motor myself. Stupidly, I didn't disconnect the grond on the battery, and while I was fiddling with getting the new starter into plkace, the starter groundwire touched something and I got some sparks. I don't kbnow if it is related, and yes. I'm fixing it myself.
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Only that the fuse #19 was blown, and I replaced it. It blew again when I installed the old console, but it didn't blow when I installed the replacement console.
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  • Attaching the wiring diagrams for the overhead lights to the message to help with repair, may need to be on PC platform to view. There may be an issue with one of the vanity lights, or other devices wired up to the fuse. Try using your multimeter to check for short to ground issues on the circuits, or see if excessive current draw is occurring. You can use inline fuses to each of the components to help find which one is pulling excessive amps and causing fuse to blow. Have seen some wiring issues above the headliner to the vanity mirrors that could cause fuse to blow. Recommend dropping the headliner down a bit to inspect harness.
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