2003 Hyundai Accent electric

Tiny
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Had a blowout on freeway. Retread. So it damaged the whole rear driver side bumper tore out the left side running light now my dash lights left side tail light left side license plate light does not work. The left side brake light works reverse light works and blinkers work. The whole left side running light fixture is gone. There are just wires hanging with no power to them any solutions would be appreciated
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 AT 2:25 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have full coverage auto insurance that will cover this? I guess not. I'll post a diagram for left side tail lamps. Is the lamp assembly itself in good shape?

Note the diagram, check left tail lamp fuse. Not only check the fuse, check the fuse circuit for voltage. The tail lamp has to be energized before you get voltage to the fuse. At the rear, green wire with orange tracer is voltage for the tail lamps and tag lites. The black wire is ground, check both.
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 AT 3:11 PM
Tiny
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Check fuse box in engine 10amp fuse was blown replaced missing running light fixture put new fuse in and it blew instantly what does this mean
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 AT 6:36 PM
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Are you saying it blew as soon as you turned on the lites. Then, I think the wiring circuit is shorted.
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 7:41 AM
Tiny
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Yes that is exactly what happened so how do I fix that
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
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You will have to find the short or replace wiring. Sometimes it's quicker to replace the wire than it is to find the short.

Find the wiring connector for the lites at the rear of vehicle, Take the connector loose, see if circuit still goes to ground. You can use a testlite across fuse terminals, if the lite comes on, it is still going to ground.
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 10:03 AM
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Just to add, note the diagram, the dark circle is a splice, backtrack the dark green wire with orange tracer, find the splice, take splice apart, you want to take the two runners loose from main wire, then check again with test lite.

If there is still a short, back track the green wire with orange tracer toward the front as far as you think necessary, cut the wire on both ends, splice in a new wire, at the rear, go well past the splice to cut the wire, at least leave a pigtail wire long enough to give you something to splice onto. Your local auto store should have plenty of wire connectors and shrink tubing.

The two runners at the splice, you will have to splice those back into the new wire.
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 10:32 AM
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Just wanted to say thank you for your help found the short fixed now everything is working ty
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 2:40 PM
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Glad you got it going your way.
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Saturday, April 12th, 2014 AT 2:10 PM

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