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Help with wiring: blowing fuse 42, no parking lights, taillights, or dash lights

I sold my '92 Si (h22a swap) to my brother a year ago, yet it still seems to fall on me to work on it. Anyway, he hit a deer a week ago and I did some repairs.

While I had the car, the dash/parking/taillights quit working and he thinks this is somehow my fault and I need to fix it. While I think this is unlikely, (all I did was change a shattered carbon hood for stock, replace the side marker housings, and reposition a headlight), I am slightly concerned I may have caused this because I know the parking light wiring, dash, and tails are all linked.

I started by inspecting and re-inspecting the wiring for the parking and side marker lights and can't find any major breaks or anything. But still, every time I turn the combination switch over to lights on, it blows fuse no 42.

I started digging into the wiring diagrams, but haven't really made a conclusion. I disconnected the wiring harnesses for the front right and left lights from where they join the main harness and I disconnected the instrument clusters, but the fuse still blows every time I turn the switch.

I tried jumpering the blk/grn and blk/red wires that come out of the combination switch together to take the switch out of the equation, and it still blows the fuse.

I've heard the integrated control unit could be to blame for random weird stuff with the lights, but I just hate to spend money on one without knowing for sure.

I've seen a lot of threads that mention this problem, but no real solutions. I don't wanna get ghetto and wire all the lights into the headlights, but I'm about to have to. Any ideas?

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