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1998 chevrolet 1500 pops the back-up fuse as soon as I put in reverse. I disconnect the harness by the tailgate, so the problem in not in the back. could it be the back up switch? also traced the wire to the switch.

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    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    the wires run along the frame you might get under it and make sure nothing is damaged or bare wire toughing somewhere might be the problem

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You may have to go over the whole body harness to look for a short, not just the wiring to the backup lights. check any questionable fusable links, too. if your not sure about the backup switch itself, go ahead and test it.

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