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    electrical problem

    My daugter has a 2005 dodge durango (4.7) that keeps blowing the 10 amp fuse for the left rear tail light. I tested all the bulbs even the license bulb and all the other fuses but as soon as I put a new fuse in for the tail light it blows. The left turn is ok. Is there any suggestion for a fix other than a torch.

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    You have tested all the other bulbs but did you remove the other bulbs and just leave the one that keeps blowing the fuse...

    I say this because it sounds like a back feed but could be worse and be a shorted wire, but I have run into similar issues where another bulb filament has broken but has landed on the alternate filament so when that good filament gets power it sends the power on the blown filament the wrong way down the circuit causing an issue otherwise your chasing wires...

    Has anything new been installed just prior to the fuse blowing? like car stereo or back up camera something that needs power and may have been tapped into incorrectly...
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    Jeepman nothing new has been added and I checked the bulbs with a meter but I see what you are saying.

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    98% chance it's a shorted wire... Let's hope I'm wrong but it rarely happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverKill View Post
    ....but it rarely happens...
    shorted wire or you being right?
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    Retread #19

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    I see we're back to" Stay on this page" or "Leave this page double posting" ...****!

    sorry

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    Re: electrical problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Money View Post
    shorted wire or you being right?
    Me being wrong... Dick

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    sounds like a wire shorting out. check all the wire harness plugs first, including trailer plugs. check for corrosion in these plugs. i had a pick up that had a plug/connector crap up and i lost all my rear lights. check everywhere that the harness goes through a hole for wear. have fun. electrical issues can be damn difficult to trace.

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