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3 blown (indicator) Fuses, any ideas?

My ED Falcon blew an indicator fuse for the first time about 8 months ago, no problem I thought, these things happen. Changed it and went on my way.

Happened again about 5 months later. Changed it, went on my way again, starting to be a bit suspicious. I have never had a problem with any other fuse.

Same thing had happened again this morning, about 3 months later.

Any ideas what could be causing this? The fuse replacement fixes the problem immediately and everything works normaly again - for a while.

Thoughts people?

Interestingly hazards lights still operate with this fuse blown but no indicators (left or right). Good design work by Ford people, I can still set hazard lights flashing as I safely pull off the road somewhere to investigate.


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Hey Raptor

I had a very similar problem in the ED, Turned out that the wiring that connects the car to a trailer (tow wiring) was cut and was shorting out on the body of the car causing an indicator fuse to blow every now and then probably when I went over a large bump or something. Anyway it might be worth checking out just a thought.

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RAPTOR, we had the same thing happen in our EB when it was brand new. It was much more frequent 'though. It turned out that one of the indicator covers was cracked and water was getting into the bulb housing.
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When the fuse blows which side do you have operating.
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Check that your tail light wiring looms are'nt stuck under the bumper securing bolts.Seen that one quite frequently.

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Thanks all, gives me some ideas.

I don't think a had the towbar fitted when the first fuse went, but had one added last December.

One front indicator used to partially fill with water that wouldn't drain, I have drilled a small hole so that it now drains.

I don't recall which indicator I had tried to operate each time they blew.

Kids have been playing in boot (climbing through to back seat) may have upset wiring?

I'll check it out when I have some spare time.

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