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'96 CV Fuse Box Problem

In my '96 Crown Vic. my Master Cylinder was leaking and for some reason the Brake Fluid drained down into the fuse box. The fluid only made it to one of the connections which just happened to be the brake light fuse.

I was sure that I got the fuse connection dried enough because everything has been fine for the past couple of weeks, but tonight the fuse blew and I lost brake lights again. I tried to put another fuse in and it blew right away, when the key was turned on, but fine with the key off.

I have figured out by now that brake fluid is some of the hardest stuff to clean up and even harder in a really small space like a fuse connection.

Can someone help me figure out a way to dry this fuse connection so I can drive my car again?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give,


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