Re: [DML] door marker lights
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Re: [DML] door marker lights

Tom, you bring up some great points.  I had a fuse issue at one 
point with my car for the door market lights and I checked the 
diodes as well.  They were all fine.  

The problem turned out to simply be some corrosion on one of the 
bulb sockets.  Chris, your issue may be a very quick fix of simply 
removing each bulb and cleaning the sockets.

# 3002

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <tomciodmc@...> 
> Hi
> Instead of replacing the bulbs you can try removing them one by 
one and see 
> when the fuse doesn't blow anymore. But instead of blowing a lot 
of fuses 
> try to get a decent meter that can handle that kind of current and 
use that. 
> You will see the current drop every time you remove a bulb. If you 
see a 
> sharp drop at some point it will indicate that this circuit has a 
> I would look at the diodes too. You might have a shorted diode 
that is 
> causing the problem. Do the same test with the meter... and 
disconnect the 
> diodes. You might then test them out of the car. They are located 
in wiring 
> loom on the drivers side of the center console. About where your 
ankle will 
> be during driving. They are black round sticks with wires 
connected at each 
> end.
> Good luck
> Tom Niemczewski
> vin 6149 (in Poland!)
> Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E
> tomciodmc@...
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Christopher Mack" <christopher_mack@...>
> >
> >  I don't know why that is happening.  You could replace the 
door  lights 
> > with LED's to reduce the current draw so that the fuse won't  
blow.  Try 
> > it and let me know what happens
> >
> >  -Chris
> >  DMC6453
> >
> > rdcejc <rdcejc@...> wrote:  Has anyone had trouble with the door 
> > marker light fuse blowing.  It
> > seems that if I leave the door open for more than five minutes it
> > blows the fuse.  I've put a larger 15amp fuse in but it blew 
too. Any
> > suggestions are welcome
> > Ed
> > 6944

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