GTI tailight fuse keeps blowing everytime i turn the light switch.

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:22 PM
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Default GTI tailight fuse keeps blowing everytime i turn the light switch.

Hey guys im new to the forum. I have been having a problem with one of my tail lights not working for the longest time, and just recently i notice that everytime i turn the light switch fuse #23 blows. Its the park light. The car is an 03 gti btw. Ive searched online and didnt find any solutions to a fix and was wondering if anybody can help? I would really appreciate it.
 
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Well if it keeps on blowing this fuse then you need to check that circuit with a multimeter. You need to disconnect the battery when you using ohms as voltage will blow the meter.

Does that Fuse #23 cover any other circuit apart from the tail lights, what amp rating is it?
 
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Its a 5 amp. I dont know what other circuits its running on. Maybe the illuminations inside because just yesterday my illumination stopped working. I can try tp get a multi meter, but idk what to be looking for?
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:41 PM
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Yes F23 (5 amp) is the fuse for the LH side lamp/tail lamps. Now if something blows this fuse everytime then you have a short on that circuit which you should be able to find with a multimeter.
 
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Do you think it could be the headlamp switch thats short circuited? Since now when i turn the swtich, my illuminations doesnt work either.
 
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It could be as its part of the ciruit test it.
 
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:54 AM
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Alright, ill try to buy a new switch and see what happens. Thanks for all ur replies. Idk exactly when i can buy the part. But when i do, ill make sure to keep u informed. Thanks again.
 
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Okay, so i will be getting a headlamp switch on saturday and ill try to install it to see if it fixes it. Ill let you know what happens
 
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Update, I changed the headlight switch and it did not fix it. The minute i plugged the switch in it blew the fuse. I still have no illumination and left rear brake light. Im out of ideas?? Has anyone else experienced this problem before?
 

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