Q: No dashboard lights & night time taillight

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Recently after a front end collision my dash and night time tail lights wont work the 15 a fuse does blow everytime i put a new one in . Indicating a short . Probably a knick in the wire or a loose connection grounding itself . How would i find this problem efficiency . Would a tone generator and reciver "fox and hound" tool hooked into the taillight fuse spot be a simple way of finding this short along the harness . Thanks 96 toyo tercel

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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