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I Have a wiring Short

My Tailights Are Off...I Buy a fuse and less than a mile they blow

I NOW KNOW IT IS A SHORT, What I need to know is where can I get this problem solved and fixed?

is it my local mechanic, an automotive electrician?
can I do it myself?

Any Professional Recommendations?
Please Help I'm a night worker!
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Do it you have a trailer light plug on it? if so its probably corroded...take it off or replace it...

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