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Keeps blowning tail light fuse

Put in a new panasonic radio and it keeps blowning the tail light fuse on my nissan bluebird?

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Sounds like you have connected your illumination/park light wire to earth the stereo. try disconnect the black wire from your stereo and reconnect it to a metal earth point on the dash, if this works just tape up (insulate) the wire that was the problem.
This is a common problem when fitting stereos as the illumination wire will go to earth when not switched on.

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Reconnect the hot wire to the ignition switch only

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