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Marker lamps and tail lights don't work on my '86 toytq tercel

I can't locate the short. It blows a 15 amp fuse and or a 1157 tail light ever time it's turned on.

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  • juan May 27, 2015

    I have a Toyota Tercel1998 the back tail lights wont turn on the light bulbs are good the turn signal works but the tail lightS won't turn on at1Night timebut when I press down on the brake pedal they turn on what could be the problem please tell Me what i could do 2 fix

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Check bulb socket for short if not trace wires back to the front of the car the insulation on the positive wire may be touching the body metal. Good Luck

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