1980 dodge d50 tail lights won't go out

Asked by Nov 22, 2017 at 01:57 AM about the 1980 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drove thru some HEAVY rain today.  Parked for 8
hours and needed a jump when i tried to start it
back up.  Made it home no problem,  and it was
dark when i got home... turned off the head lights
and shut the truck down and when i got out, i
noticed the tail lights didn't go out. Played with the
light switch for a minute but no luck.  Pulled the
fuse and it was pretty warm, but the lights went out
(of course!) ... waited a few minutes,  reinstalled
the fuse and instantly the tail lights came back on.  
Any ideas???

2 Answers

Could be a short in your wiring.

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running lights or brake lights ? old worn bulb sockets can do weird things

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