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Fuse keeps blowing

Replaced bulbs, checked and replaced other fuses, brake lights work and so do blinkers, is there another fuse somewhere, short, HELP!!!!

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  • snicole912 Jul 13, 2009

    my vehicle is actually a 1998. The #9 fuse for the tail lights arent working. brake lights work, signals work, changed bulbs. It doesn't short out until you actually turn the light switch on

  • jtarin May 11, 2010

    need to know which fuses are blowing. I assume you are dealing with the brake light fuses......it definately sounds like a short. have you made any changes? a faulty wire on your towing lights? short in your steering column? we need much more information.

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Depending what amperage fuse was blown, ( agreeing with jtarin if you are dealing with the brake lights) Then you could have a possible short to Ground. Meaning that there is a break in the wire insulation allowing the bare wire contacting metal. This Break in the insulation is before the Load ( bulb, motor, etc) Allowing the fuse to blow.

Check wires for cracks and breaks. replace/repair as needed.

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