Can you tell me things I could check for my tail and lights not illuminating?

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD MUSTANG
  • 200,000 MILES
I was inspecting my car the other night and noticed when I turned the lights on the tail and dash lights were off. The head lights, front and rear side markers, and breaks are good.

I started checking the fuse, under the hood was ok, but I found slot 13 under the dash was blown. I swapped it out and ran the inspection again and nothing changed. I checked if the fuse was ok and it was blown again. I put in a new fuse and try for the lights again and this time the fuse didn’t blow, but slot number 5 did. Now Every time I switch them out the opposite blows
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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM

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Tiny
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Fuse no.5 powers the multifunction switch, fuse no.13 powers the headlight switch-you have a short circuit between this switches
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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 11:40 PM
Tiny
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Do you think the headlight switch would have to be replaced, because the fuses only blow when I go to turn the headlights on?
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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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Its possible its coming from the H/L switch-it won't hurt to try
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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 2:11 AM

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