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Replaced tail light fuse, which turned on tail

Replaced tail light fuse in 04' Nissan Maxima which turned on tail lights temporarily, then they went out again. Why?

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Most likely you have a short in one of the bulb connectors or the hot wire from them is pinched on medal somewhere. Or you have water intrusion shorting one out. Inspect the bulbs. Leave both bulbs out. install fuse. Press brake pedal several times and hold. Inspect fuse. if its blown its the pedal switch that's bad or a pinched wire from there. If good put one bulb in. Test again,, then the next bulb. If you see something obvious fix it.

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