1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, Short In Park Lights

This 1991 Chevrolet caprice came in with the complaint that fuse #14 blows for the park / tail lights. As is normal for myself when looking for a short in the lighting systems, I went around the outside of the car and looked at the lights. There it was finally an easy one. The driver’s side headlight assembly was broken and was able to move around quite a bit.

The park light harness was touching sheet metal and there was a little bit of rust in the area.

I moved the wire a little and the short was gone.

After removing the socket from the light assembly, I removed the tape and found the short in the brown wire. Double click on the picture below to enlarge.

A quick fix with some electrical tape, along with reinstalling the split loom.

The split loom appeared to have been moved by someone trying to do an inexpensive body repair. This is about as good as it will get until a body shop gets involved though.

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