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I just replaced my battery and alternator and my main fuse keeps blowing. Why is that? Also, my tail light fuse keeps blowing.

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Check the voltage regulator. If it is giving a to high voltage, it can cost you its of bulbs and in the end the electronics in the car. There voltage should be under 13,6 volt.

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The wiring harness coming from the solonoid/power distribution has one small guage wire splitting into three different medium guage wires. I have ran into this problem quite often on mustangs, and what I have found that works is take the split out of it, and run all three wires with fusible links added to them straight from the solonoid

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you have a short to ground somewhere. Look for worn wires, loose connections, any work recently done.

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SOURCE: Tail lights and dash lights not working, keep blowing fuse.

you have a wire or a light socket grounding out ck were your lights go into the sockets has the car been wrecked any were near the lights if it has thats were you start if not start with your light sockets

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SOURCE: Could it be a bad alternator fuse?

FUSES ON THE DRIVER SIDE UNDER INSTRUMENT PANEL.CHECK FUSE LINKS YOU HAVE IN LINE FUSE LINK ON THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE. ALSO POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL.

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