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Brack lights wont light up on my 1988 ford ranger we keep blowing fuse and put in new brake switch

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If you keep blowing the brake fuse than you have a short in the system. Unplug the brake switch. Install a new fuse. If it did not blow than the problem is after the brake switch. Next unplug the turn signal switch, then plug the stop light switch back in and press the brake pedal. Did the fuse blow. If not than the wiring is good in between the two switches. With the turn signal switch disconnected use a jumper wire in between the light green wire (power from the brake switch) and the orange with light blue wire (power to the right brake lamp). If the fuse blows than there is a short in the right side brake circuit between the plug in and the rear socket assembly. If the fuse does not blow than jump from the light green wire to the Light green with orange wire (power to the left brake lamp). If the fuse blows than the problem is in the left hand brake wiring circuit.

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Posted on Sep 04, 2013

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SOURCE: no brake lights, fuses keep blowing and wont shift out of park

I would look for a wiring short in the trunk at the taillamp area, or, inspect the sockets for the taillamp bulbs for corrosion. In any case, you have a short circuit in the trunk area, also check the wire that comes from the body & goes up the trunk hinge on the driver side; that wire may be chafed, and it may be shorting out. Hope this helps; please get back to me if you need any further assistance.

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SOURCE: # 15 fuse keeps blowing on a Ford f150 2003 model

try a #20 amp fuse

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1993 Ford Taurus brake light fuse keeps blowing

Look for a short on the LG/R wire coming out of the BOO (brake on/off) switch.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

kirtec auto

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SOURCE: taillights and license plate lights not working

there is a short somewhere.put a test light in place of the fuse.
the light will glow bright.when the short is removed,the light will go dim

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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SOURCE: ford focus brake light failure !!!

1 - are you SURE theyre the right bulbs! - if theyre too bright they can blow the fuse, if theyre the wrong type of bulb they will blow the fuse.. best get the bulbs direct from ford, they are always in stock, so are the proper fuses.
2 - theres a center brakelight isnt there? check this bulb too for proper wattage and size/shape
Other than that maybe the wiring in the boot is damaged and shorting?? -----
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Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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