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Tail light fuse keeps blowing. ground in back looks good. brake and signal lights work fine. traced wires back and did spot anything. 1976 vette. please help

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  • thaganj Dec 04, 2008

    tight light fuse keeps blowing

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stormbrewin
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SOURCE: 1991 volvo tail lights

Could you take out a bulb and with a testlight/probe check that you do in fact have power to that circuit .Also check that they are the correct bulb for that application I have seen people put indicator bulbs in where therse supposed to be a double filament bulb.Does the base of the bulbs lead contacts line up with the two steel terminals inside the plug?

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

webbird69
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SOURCE: No tail lights on 1991 Chevy Silverado. fuse is good

sounds like a broken wire in the harness. look around the bumper area,sometimes along the frame. may have to peel back some tape covering. also if you have a trailer harness look closely at those.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Tail light fuse keeps blowing. I have traced the

Are the bulbs out of the sockets and the fuse blows?
Take bulbs out and check again
Place one back at a time if fuse was OK with bulbs out to locate bad bulb.
Otherwise.......
Do this........if still needed with bulbs out and fuse blowing.
Put a circuit breaker in to replace the fuse of the same amperage.
It will trip off then back on.
Use a standard cheap magnetic compass........place along lighting wiring........the wire with current will cause the needle to jump as circuit breaker trips on and off.
Follow path of current to problem.....the compass will stop moving once past the shorted /grounded wire/connection.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: rear tail lights not working

If both tail lights are not working it is likely to be a fuse or bad connection under the hood or a connector at the back see if you can trace the wires to a connector and see if it is dirlty or corroded.

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

RonPark
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SOURCE: Brake lights not working...tail lamps work and

Check that your brake light switch is working. It is located on the upper part of the brake pedal under the dash. It should have current going in and when depressed the current should go thru the switch. if it is working check to make sure current is getting to the bulb. If not you have to find where the current stops and repair the wire.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

dttech
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SOURCE: 2002 chrysler sebring, the drivers tail light,

Is your lense cracked where water can get into the housing? Are you absolutely certain that you are replacing it with the correct bulb? Are you using a good name brand bulb like Wagner or Sylvania? or some off-brand cheap bulb made in China?

Posted on Dec 18, 2010

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Take bulbs out and check again
Place one back at a time if fuse was OK with bulbs out to locate bad bulb.
Otherwise.......
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Put a circuit breaker in to replace the fuse of the same amperage.
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