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Fuse for brake lights ,horn,shift lock release and cruise control blows every now and again. There's also burning wire smell and I am wondering if I can get a wiring schematic. The car is a 96 honda civic sedan ex.

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    fuse for brake lights, horn, shift and cruise control blows constantly.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    My car won't shift out of park into reverse. I think it has something to do with the brake switch? Maybe a fuse is blown? Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    My car won't shift out of park into reverse. I think it has something to do with the brake switch? Maybe a fuse is blown? Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I think my passenger brake light fuse is blown, but the fuse-diagram doesn't designate any fuses for any brake lights.

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There is a short to ground somewhere in the harness that is intermittent. There is no simple solution to this. You will have to trace it down by the process of elimination.

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