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Inoperative tail lights and instrument panel lights

I left my lights on yesterday after about 3 hours on the road.  1/2 an hour or so after I parked, I turned the lights off.  Three hours later when I got back in the car and turned the headlights back on, the instrument lights were out and I found out later that the tail lights were also out.  (Brake lights, headlights, reverse lights and turn signals still work).  I replaced the burnt 15 amp fuse and when I turned the lights back on it blew immediately.  So did a 20 amp fuse.  What is the next step in trouble shooting?  Please help.

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Hi may i suggest you check the rear bulbs? as they may be the reason keep blowing fuses probably a short circuit from bulb to earth ?

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