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Tail light fuse keeps blowing but breaklight and signals still work. I know there may be a short but can't find it.

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You could have a bulb filament shorted to ground inside the lamp,or there could be a wire rubbing and shorting out to ground from dash to tail lamps,also remenber the front park lights are on this circuit so could be up front too

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