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2011 Freightliner M2, Washer, lighter, tail lights don't work

Maximus2891

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Can someone help please? The ciggarette lighter, washer fluid motor, tail lights stopped working...Replaced fuse #15 several times in black box near fender, still blowing out after working for 15-30 minutes. Any idea? Any help?

Thanks
 

BigStickJr

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Unless someone comes up with a better idea
Isolate( unplug /disconnect ) as many of those things that you can. Slowly hook them back until the fuse blows.
First off
I’d probably start by focusing on the tail lights.
They have the most wiring and chances of the wire rubbing to ground.
Problems with each individual light. Check one, then the other.
I stopped buying Freightliners in 1991.
Some M-2 owner hopefully will come on and say it’s probably.....,,.....
 

davekc

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Yes, likely a bad ground. Either the chassis module or bad frame ground usually at the back lights. Pretty common actually. May require some ohms testing as that is more predominate than voltage testing. Modules are very sensitive to shorts and ground problems.
 

RETIDEPXE

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Hope you found the fix by now, but 1st thing I thought of was a coin fell in the cig lighter : )
 
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