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Tail light fuse keeps blowing

My tail light fuse for the lights being on at night without stepping on the brakes keeps blowing. I replaced the fuse numerous times, sometimes it lasts for a little while, most times it blows within minutes. Where can i look for what could be tripping the fuse to blow each time? Anything to do with having an aftermarket stereo? Thanks.

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  • doz87 Mar 09, 2009

    same proble, tail fuse keeps blowing ever since i put in my stereo

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Seen this before ,,, You have to disconnect the ground wire from the radio to the vehicle... What has most likely happened is that the radio earth has been connected to the previous radio's illumination wire.
What will appear to be a ground connection while the side lights are OFF is in fact a positive that acts a a ground connection untill the side lights are turned ON
The radio should be earthed properly there after..

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Where do you have the power wire for stereo hooked or hooked into?

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