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20 amp fuse for brake lights continually blows out

Taillights are working but not the brake lights. I replaced the brake light fuse earlier today and it has already blown. The longest the fuse has lasted is three days.

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  • bigwrenches1 May 11, 2010

    have you added any accesories such as brake controller or remote start etc. etc.

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You have a short in the wiring to your brake circuit.check the pedal switch,it could be cracked and shorting out.those switches are known for having the tail lights stay on until you hit it a few times.the other thing to check is the light assemblies.there may be enough corrosion to cause a short.instead of a fuse,wire a bulb across an open fuse.when the short shows up the bulb will light.use a 25 watt bulb.

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