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Headlights don't work, fuses keep blowing out

I bought a new light switch, and replaced the fusel, this worked for about a week then the lights started to flicker next the fuses blew out.i replaced the fuses again and they blew out again

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Check the wiring too the tailgate it very common for it to break up and tuch other wires, also check trailer socket wiring,if it has one it will be a black wire and a brown one for the side lights.Good luck Davelee

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