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Rear fog light blows fuse

My bmw 318 rear fog lights fuse blows as soon as i turn on the switch.

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Check the relay for these lights. Might be melted or frayed wires. Also check any existing wires coming to/from the lights. These are usually run in series with something else and could be just a ground/hot wire popping the fuse.

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