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Fuse keeps blowing for brake lights

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At the risk of stating the obvious. You must have a short circuit. Somewhere between the switch on the break pedal and the brake light globe a wire is bare and touching the metal body of the car. Get a cheap multimeter and use the ohms setting. Remove the globes and check for continuity between the wire and the body of the car. There will be a couple of connector plugs along the wire. Disconnect them and test again. This will help your determine which section of wire has the short.

If you have a trailer hitch the short may be in those connections.

No easy answer. you are going to have to sniff it out.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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