Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA
After I fixed the light bar ground everything was still leading me back to the connections at the fuse box.
When I moved the box the dash would go out.
Turned out the solid Green wire had a break in the wire at the plug.
Everything seems to be stable now as far as any shorts as well as the fuse box and tail wire are now only slightly warm and not hot as it was before.
The PO tied in all the lights on the light bars, the mud flap and around the tag to the taillight circuit under the seat.
There are 9 lights on the light bars alone with 3 #10 bulbs per light.
My next step is to isolate those lights off the tail circuit as I think it is just overloading the small OE taillight circuit/wire.
Thanks for all the help.