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2006 Pontiac Montana rear brake lights and signal lights work but no tail lights. I checked the fuses and replaced them and all of them blew. Where do I start now?

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    you will probably need to replace the taillight pigtail connector (6 pin) if you take your taillight assy out and unplug the connector you will probably find that the center black wire(ground) has shorted out and the connector melted at the black wire. the plastic connector can't take the heat generated over time. this is the ground for all rear lights and is easily overloaded (bad design) you will need to check both sides. my tran sport was burned on both sides. planning to replace pigtail and find a way to run a jumper around the connector also to get a more positive ground.
    hope this helps.

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Check the ground in the fuse link also take out the rear tail light lens and make sure you don't have a broken or damage wire on the socket itself

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