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Where in the hell is the fuse for the taillights on a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500.  Not listed on diagram

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Hi Robert,
The tail lamps on the '04 model, which is the earliest I have, are powered by the "parking lamp relay" which draws on a 50 amp fuse #15. That relay can power many potential light bulbs (for a trailer), thus the need for a large fuse.
I can't be certain the same exact fuse in used in your '98, or even that there is a park lamp relay in your circuit, but look for such a relay and for any of the very large fuses to possibly be blown which are related to the parking lamp circuit.
Let me know what you learn.
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Roland

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