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As soon as I put a new fuse and hit the turn signal it blows the fuse right away even if I TURN THR HAZZORDS ON THE FUSE WILL BLOW

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Is the fuse a 15 or higher, if so you probably have a dead short in the wiring, like the positive wire is touching metal somewhere on the body or chassis

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