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2005 X Type keeps blowing bulbs, any ideas why this happens and can I install something like an inline fuse so only the fuse blows? Bulbs are now ?15 a pop.

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Put correct fuses if you put more amps it will keep blowing

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My 2005 matrix keeps blowing 15amp rear running light fuse every time light get turned on all other lights work fine.whats causing this?

fuses blow because of dead shorts or excess current draw
to blow a 15 amp fuse indicates a dead short
by disconnecting the rear lights , the problem is in something else you have replaced
could be a problem in the head light wiring

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What would keep making a turn signal fuse blow

You have a short going to ground . If it only happens when you use the left or right turn signal , then it is in that circuit. If it happens with both , then that is something different . You are going to need to get a schematic for your car and trace out the circuit or take your car to someone who can read a schematic. But first, if the fuse only blows on one side, then You can unplug the bulbs from the sockets of the side that blows the fuse and check to see if the fuse still blows, then check the sockets for any burn marks, and then check the wiring going to the sockets for any bald spots where it could touch the frame. If everything looks normal, then you are going to need to get the schematic. If you brought your car to me, I could fix it , so don't give up hope .

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My 2005 Toyota Tacoma keeps blowing the turn signal fuse. Any ideas on what may be the problem?

bad bulb will cause it i had one that all the lamps lit ended up being a shorted bulb buy a two back of bulbs i think they are 1557 try changing both fronts first if it still blows put originals back in and try the new ones in the back or isolate it to one side which ever side blows it also could be a short in the switch itself

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2004 jeep grand cherokee laredo keeps blowing the fuse for the parking lights and taillights

If it "keeps" lowing the fuse, there can be only one reason for "keep" replacing the fuse without diagnosing the circuits to find out WHY the fuse is blowing in the first place.
When a fuse blows, there is a reason for it. If you do not find the reason and correct it, the fuse will continue to blow.

Please also review this article: Where's The Fuse?

With all of that said, the first thing I would check is all of the light bulbs. Sometimes the bulbs get really hot and melt inside and it causes the metal contacts in the bulbs to touch each other and short the circuit out. This is especially true if you can replace the fuse and everything seems to work ok for a while. They will all work until the offending bulb gets hot and "POOF" there goes the fuse again.

This condition can be hard to diagnose since the short circuit usually goes away as soon as the bulb cools off for a few seconds. In cases like this, what I usually recommend to save time and money is to replace all of the bulbs.

If it is fuse #6 (15 Amp) in the Central Junction Block that keeps blowing, it only powers the tail lamps, licence plate lamps, front park lamps and the front side marker lamps. The cost of replacing all of these bulbs is a LOT cheaper than an hour of diagnostic time at most shops. If this does not fix the problem, then you will have to trace all of the wires going to all of these bulbs to find out which one is shorting and where it is shorting. This could turn out to be very time-consuming and expensive, but at least, you will have eliminated the likelyhood that it is caused by a bulb.

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No turn signals,no flashers keep blowing fuses .are fusestoo small

Presuming that the maximum load that the indicators can draw is with the hazzards on, this would be 4 x 21w bulbs, maybe 2 x 6w repeaters. Throw in another 10w load for the relay its self and the dashboard indicator and your total load is about 110 watts.

110 watts / 12 volts says that your load is 9.2 amps tops. So a 10 amp fuse should be man enough. You might want to see what happens with a 15 amp fuse, but that's probably pretty much overkill. The lid of your fuse box SHOULD have the fuse ratings for each of the positions in the box imprinted on it.

I would suggest that the bottom line here is that if you are popping 15 amp fuses, you probably have a short somewhere.

Thoughts about how to fix this. While the usual effect of a bulb blowing is for it to fail OPEN circuit (The fillament in the bulb that lows burns out and there is nothing there), very rarely, when a bulb blows, it goes SHORT circuit (Part of the fillament will burn and cause the electrodes it hangs from to get welded together). This is a possible cause for a short.

Your first action should be to see if the fuses blow when you turn left, or right, or both. Chances are that it will only be on one side.

Now you have identified the side that the problem is on, remove the front and rear indicator bulbs (if it has repeaters in the wing and you can get this bulb out too, do so. Now engage the indicator again. Does the fuse still blow? (you will probably hear the relay clicking wildly because it has no bulbs to fire up, this is not important, the integrity of the fuse is.

If you have got this far, either start putting bulbs back, one at a time and seeing if the fuse pops. At the moment that the fuse DOES pop, you have found the faulty bulb. Or, if you got as far as the fuse surviving with the bulbs out, you may just want to replace all the bulbs on that side. Unimportant how you go about this, so long as you have a few spare fuses.

IF however removing all the bulbs on the affected side still blows fuses when you engage the signal, then you have a short somewhere in the wiring. Favorite places are in the wiring loom between the bulb holder and the point where the wires are wrapped in black tape. Cherck for chafing of a wire. If you find some and the wire core is exposed, simply tape it up with insulating tape to fix it.

Hope this helps. Please drop a note on this thread and let me know how you get on and if you need further help.

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Really need more info but if it blows fuses you have a hot wire touching metal somewhere......
or something plugged in where it shouldnt be.....Or wrong size fuse..You have a brake light switch attached to the brake pedal which is common to fail.....also brake light bulbs and fuse ...check where bulbs are installed at recepticles....check for naked wires touching metal.....also use a good rated fuse...
should be a 15 some are 10 some 20...i would try a 15 if you dont know..................Sometimes your foot can accidently kick wires loose under dash at brake light switch........some cars also have
a cruise control switch above brake light switch.....DONT confuse one with other....NEED MORE INFO ABOUT VEHICLE TYPE TO GIVE CORRECT ANSWER................METALPOET

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The bulbs in my rear brakes keep blowing. Vauxhall Corsa

Make sure its the correct bulbs.Then you have to back probe the circuit to determine where the short is. If its not the correct bulbs issue, then I recommend you test the brake switch on the brake pedal before going any further with this diagnosis.

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Why does my fuse keep blowing for my tail lights in my 96 plymouth breeze ?Every time I put fuse in it cut the lights on the fuse blows?

The fuse keeps blowing out because there is a short circuit. Check the tailight sockets for corosion. Is there a tow package wiring installed?

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Ford focus brake light failure !!!

1 - are you SURE theyre the right bulbs! - if theyre too bright they can blow the fuse, if theyre the wrong type of bulb they will blow the fuse.. best get the bulbs direct from ford, they are always in stock, so are the proper fuses.
2 - theres a center brakelight isnt there? check this bulb too for proper wattage and size/shape
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Dash and tail lights out.

You may need to go back and check the bulbs again,,, because if it's using a standard 1157 bulb, the bulb plugs in "only one way",,, but is easy to get installed incorrectly,,, causing a short which blows the fuse.
If you find this not to b the case,,, then remove the emergency flasher switch from the fuse box along with all the light bulbs, front and back. Then reinstall a new fuse.
If it still blows the fuse without bulbs in it, the you either have a faulty bulb seat or a wire is pinched and grounded to the body somewhere. (this will require an intense visual inspection)

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