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#1 bullz712

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:50 PM

hi everyoen and thanks for letting me join
i have just bought a ford focus and come across a fualt with the brake lights .. they keep blowing the fuse i have replaced the brake lights swith now if i dont put the switch on the fuse doesnt blow as soon as i connect the switch the fuse blows i even tried using a piece of wire but as soon as i connected it the fuse blew...

any ideas everyone please i would be very gratefull...

thank you
Darren

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#2 w2575

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:15 PM

hi everyoen and thanks for letting me join
i have just bought a ford focus and come across a fualt with the brake lights .. they keep blowing the fuse i have replaced the brake lights swith now if i dont put the switch on the fuse doesnt blow as soon as i connect the switch the fuse blows i even tried using a piece of wire but as soon as i connected it the fuse blew...

any ideas everyone please i would be very gratefull...

thank you
Darren


Sounds like a problem i have had before, did you by any chance buy your bulbs from the most reputable car center ? Think the bulbs are twin element 380's ? take the bulbs out and see if the 2 elements are touching on the inside of the bulb, this creates a short and blows the fuse. Best idea is to change both bulbs and see if this works !

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:39 PM

as said above, i would take the bulbs out then turn the lights onand see if the fuse blows, if not refit the bulbs one at a time until you can eliminate the culprit

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:59 PM

hi all
thanks for replying its now sorted was a dodgy bulb


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