Fuse for stop lights keep popping

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Fuse for stop lights keep popping

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Good day,

I got another problem with my Patrol: the fuse for the stop lights keeps on blowing.
I am wondering, how many stop lights your Y61-models have. My ´99 Y61 has five, maybe that is a non-normal configuration?
There are two in the bumper, the middle ones in the rear lights and the top one in the door.

Do you only have three or five lights?
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Re: Fuse for stop lights keep popping

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If you car is supposed to have 3 brake lights and you have 5, this is not the reason why the fuse is popping. Somewhere live is touching ground, that is what is popping the fuse.....
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Thanks for the reply, that is also what I think it‘ll be.
I‘ll try to have it sorted out.

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Start at the trailer wiring.
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Peter Connan wrote: 30 Nov 2023 15:29 Start at the trailer wiring.
Good morning Peter,

your tip seemed to have been great: I didn't find the open part yet but after blowing in the trailer's plug and moving the cable going there the fuse stopped popping.
So obviously something is wrong there - have to check next time I am down in SA as unfortunately I was running out of time now.

Thanks!
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Re: Fuse for stop lights keep popping

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Peter Connan wrote: 30 Nov 2023 15:29 Start at the trailer wiring.
Seconded. Most dead shorts are there. Otherwise, trace all wires and see if there is any rubbing or rodent damage.
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