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Old 11-29-2008, 06:47 PM
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BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ( I tried everything )

So I just installed my drive shaft safety loop and steeda exhuast today,right,cool no biggy. I drive home from the hobby shop and get out the car to notice my driver side brake lights and center tail light is on. Now I've checked fuses and and swapped bulbs between right and left tail lights. Bulbs are good and interor fuse block #9 for everything breaking good. I left fuses in and disconnected the switchs ( both of them ) on the brake pedal. Lights only on the driver side stayed on.

Now I open the engine bay fuse block and found that standard fuse ( not the maxi ) # 3 was fat and bloded showing a serious ground issue. Now juding by that fuse I must have a wire that has fried and possibly touching somewhere in the car. I don't know if it's THAT extreme but it's all I got left after checking everything else. I'm very aggrivated and decided to call it a day as I'm tired and out of ideas. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to let me know otherwise it's on to tracking down wires tommorow.
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I'd start out by checking where you bolted the loop on and where you mounted the exhaust brackets. It sounds like you caught a tail-light wire between a bracket and the chassis, and grounded it to the frame.

Your reference to fuse numbers and fuses don't help much, since you didn't mention what kind of car this is.

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