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Why does the fuse for the dash and tail lights blow when I turn on the lights? It started when driving a few miles on the freeway.

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    Ben Tanler Feb 09, 2016

    Well, I went out (before seeing your answer) and tried another two 15A fuses. They blew as soon as I turned on the parking lights even with the engine off. Then I tried a 20A fuse and it did not blow. Then I tried a 15A fuse again and it blew. Then I put another 15A fuse in the car and drove it without turning on the lights. After about 10 blocks, I turned on the lights and the fuse did NOT blow! Last I checked, still good. Must be intermittent, I suppose and likely a bulb shorting or something as you said.

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I had a bad bulb socket on mine, had melted wires.

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Ben, it could be something as simple as a bad tail light bulb or socket shorting out. Check all tail light bulbs, sockets and wiring for damage burnt etc.
Does it blow immediately, or when you turn lights on, or when you use left or right signal, or when brake is applied? this can help trace problem.

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