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1990 maxima brake light fuse keeps blowing. I unpluged the center brake light, and checked the left and right rear lamp assy. They look good.

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  • kevin333 Jul 21, 2009

    Thanks for the tip,After looking over the harness I took a closer look at the lamp assemblies.
    The right side stop/marker bulb socket was melted, so I hope I found the problem.

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Posible posirive cable pressed to the body of the car, check the wiring harness onthe trunk for any damange.

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Battery voltage supplied to the body control module (BCM) from the fuses listed below is used for turn signal and hazard lamp operation.
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The brake pedal position sensor is a resistive device used to sense the action of the driver's application of the brake pedal. The brake pedal position sensor provides an analog signal that will increase as the brake pedal is pressed.
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Fuse Block - Right Rear
In the passenger compartment, under the right side of the rear seat at carpet.

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