Q: Fuses keep blowing out

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The taillights are out, and fuses keep blowing.

If the fuse keeps blowing, it is indicating a short circuit in the taillight wiring. The trunk lid wiring to the lights are also on the same circuit; this is where the wiring flexes can bend and, over time, break, causing a short circuit, and the fuse to blow. Now, this is one possibility, but the entire wiring from the fusebox to the rear lights needs to be checked. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the diagnostic equipment and training necessary to properly diagnose your electrical issues, and repair them as necessary.

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