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Blowing brake light fuses 1988 E150. Brake switch

Blowing brake light fuses instantly 1988 E150. Brake switch appears OK tail light and sockets test OK. Problem came suddenly.

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To Track down the problem you need to disconnect the Battery and use a Multimeter set to OHMS.

You are grounding somewhere. Start with the Brake switch and see if it is grounded. Then take off the wires to the switch. Check the wires going to the switch and coming from the switch. One side has to be the problem. Check with a parts place like Autozone or Oreillys for a Brake relay in the power box. If the power wire is grounded unplug the Brake relay and see if it drops the connection.

If it is a wire problem, keep tracing the grounded wire until you find a connection you can unplug to make the Ohmmeter drop. Remember the overhead Brake light on the roof. You may have just worked on the Taillights. The bad wire may be grounding in the roof or on the frame.

Once you isolate the bad wire you may want to run a new one.

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