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otacon88, I too popped my taillight fuse just today wiring the EVO-R fog light. Rather then eyeballing, go back to the long fuse box by the battery and swap the

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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otacon88, I too popped my taillight fuse just today wiring the EVO-R fog light. Rather then eyeballing, go back to the long fuse box by the battery and swap the second fuse down on the right labeled rear or tail. I forget what it says, with any other 10amp fuse. I used the first one labeled clearance to swap it and test. Then again I was able to clearly see it was popped. Might be worth the 2 minutes to confirm it's not the fuse with a quick swap.
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So for anyone that was wondering, I went to the dealership yesterday. All the fuses were intact and working properly, looks like it was a blown relay...the one I couldn't get to - go figure. the body shop must have blown it when installing the rear bumper.
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So for anyone that was wondering, I went to the dealership yesterday. All the fuses were intact and working properly, looks like it was a blown relay...the one I couldn't get to - go figure. the body shop must have blown it when installing the rear bumper.
Thanks for the update.

Did they give you any indication as to exactly what is meant by "a blown relay"? Was it the coil or the contacts?

I'm not sure the body shop harmed the relay. I haven't looked at the wiring diagram, but I can't think of anything they could do at the rear of the car that would affect the relay coil and the fuse should have protected the contacts if they shorted the wires.
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Thanks for the update.

Did they give you any indication as to exactly what is meant by "a blown relay"? Was it the coil or the contacts?

I'm not sure the body shop harmed the relay. I haven't looked at the wiring diagram, but I can't think of anything they could do at the rear of the car that would affect the relay coil and the fuse should have protected the contacts if they shorted the wires.
I didn't talk to the mechanic just the person in front, but he said they had to replace the actual relay under hood (i'm assuming the DTRL relay by the brake fluid) and that it must have blown when they were taking off/putting on the rear bumper by grounding it or something.
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I didn't talk to the mechanic just the person in front, but he said they had to replace the actual relay under hood (i'm assuming the DTRL relay by the brake fluid)and that it must have blown when they were taking off/putting on the rear bumper by grounding it or something.
Typical dealership blaming a bodyshop when there is nothing to ground accidentally by removing the rear bumper,just shows how Fvckin stupid they really are.
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Typical dealership blaming a bodyshop when there is nothing to ground accidentally by removing the rear bumper,just shows how Fvckin stupid they really are.
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in all fairness, my tail lights did stop working after i got my car back from the body shop. the dealership fixed it with no hassle and for free, so i have no qualms with whatever they wanna say. lol
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in all fairness, my tail lights did stop working after i got my car back from the body shop. the dealership fixed it with no hassle and for free, so i have no qualms with whatever they wanna say. lol
I'm just glad it turned out well for you, where ever the fault may lie.
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