Q: Short in taillights

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My taillights bulbs keep shorting out.

A: When dealing with an exterior bulb that con...

When dealing with an exterior bulb that continues to burn out, the first plan of action would be to have a qualified technician perform an electrical diagnostic for your taillights. This should reveal whether the proper amount of power and ground is on the circuit. Also, check for corrosion in the wiring or in the connector. There could also be some kind of short to the power causing the bulb to burn out time and time again.

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