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Fuse Blows For Tail Lights & Dash Repeatedly

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$75.00
Average Mileage:
120,050 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. removed aftermarket radio which was causing fuse to blow (1 reports)
1996 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 092008

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

DO NOT INSTALL A RADIO WITHOUT FACTORY INSTALLATION PARTS!!! FOUND IT BLEW THE FUSES AND WAS SO ANNOYING BEING PULLED OVER BY TROOPER FOR NOT HAVING TAIL LIGHTS ETC. TOOK 3X'S IN THE SHOP AND A THOROUGH GOING OVER EVERY ELECTRICAL WIRE ETC. SINCE THE RADIO WAS TAKEN OUT NO MORE PROBLEMS. FUNNY IT WORKED OK FOR FIRST 3 MONTHS OF INSTALLATION AT BEST BUY!!! STAY AWAY FROM B.B. OUR OPINION.......JF

- , Em, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 112008

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I have break lights and headlights but NO tail lights or dashboard lights. Keeps blowing #20 amp. Repeatedly. Sometimes the fuse lasts up to 3 days and then license plate light goes out after blowing fuse. Where could the problem be? Some sort of switch?

Had a radio cd player put in last year...also have been having problems starting the car. What could be up? It's been to mechanic twice and no luck.

- , Em, IL, USA

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