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Tail/Brake Light constantly burning out

2005 Kia Optima constantly has burn outs. We have received 4 tickets for tail/brake light, as well as sometimes headlight being out. It seems sometimes we could go through 3 fuses a week and then finally the bulb gives out. We have had it to the Kia Dealer and they state it is just a fuse burnt out. I have never had a car in my driving life and had to change even 1 fuse for tail, brake or head light. This is getting old and the tickets are beginning to get embarrassing

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Sound like a wire is broken and touching the frame of the car

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