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Low beams don't work

Low beam on passenger side went out then back on, etc. Now both low beams don't work. Tried to change the bulbs and found both connectors to the bulbs to be burned badly..blue wire on both sides. High beams work fine. Could be coincidence but tail light assembly on passenger side had to be replaced after a small accident and all this started after it was replaced. Where do I look next?

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I would check that tail light and make sure there are no wires touching each other. sounds like a deffinant short some where.

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