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Why Does my turn signal fuse burn out after loading my boat on the trailer. The connections in the trailer have been water proofed and I don't us the turn signal when loading or unloading the trailer

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Check the bulbs and sockets on the trailer,, you have a direct short

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1hour here,? that be super funny post ever... here...we are not JEEP.com
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RTM? READ THE MAN.?
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