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  • 2003 Nissan Sentra
  • FWD
  • automatic

2003 nisson sentra, recently purchased, tail lights keep blowing fuses, immediately. Brake lights work, hazards work. Radio was a replacement and it was blowing fuses, so removed it. Tried larger fuse for the tail lights, it blew also.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 11:25 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Never use a larger amperage fuse to repair a problem. It could cause the wiring to melt down a then catch fire.

You have a direct short. The signals and brake lights work a from different power source. I would start by checking the light sockets them self. Does the fuse blow when there is no light bulb installed? If not, see if there is power to the wiring at the socket. If there is, then the socket is bad. If the fuse blows when there are no bulbs in place, the short is before the bulb. At that point, you need to trace the wiring to locate the problem area.

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 AT 6:39 PM

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