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Old 07-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Brake light fuse keeps blowing? I have searched the forum.

Hey everyone!

My brake light fuse keeps blowing??? Ive checked everything (wires, fuses, bulbs, plugs) and I replaced the brake switch! I have no idea what else to do?

Everything else works on in the taillights (turn signals, dim brake light)

Anything you can think of would be awesome!!!

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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fuses blow (of course) when too much current flows across the metal and melts the thing
so a short circuit is occurring somewhere - is any water or moisture getting on your brake lights? did any of the insulation come off a wire or any bent wires touching metal?
are you using the correct fuse?
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I am using a 15 AMP fuse like it calls for. I looked everywhere for a wire that might be bent or wire showing but nothing?
The fuse only blows when I hit the brakes?
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I'll bet moisture is getting into the socket. Perhaps a bad seal? Take the lights out and see. Check for severed wires and all, too.
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I checked all the bulbs and they all look fine? I pulled all the bulbs out and it was still blowing the fuse... I can't find any wires with any problems?
I have looked everywhere up front and in back. I took off my bumper, took out the back seat and pulled everything in the trunk.
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Does anyone have a wire diagram?
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There's a possibility that the new brake light switch could be defective. You may have to switch one more out, or bench test it for draw. Put in a stronger fuse and see what happens - just once.
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WELL..... I walk out to my car yesterday and my lights are working again for some random reason? We shall see how long it takes for them to go back out. Lol

Thank you for your suggestions everyone!
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