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Old 26 Aug 2003, 02:49 pm
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Im new here but i have a question.i own a 2002 pt its mostly stock except for an upgraded system,carbon fiber tails and an air intake.my break light fuse keeps blowing its been to the shop for this once but i dont want to take it back its a ways up the road and they have my car for weeks at a time.has anyone else had this problem?(i took my stereo out to see if this was causing the problem)it still blows fuses.
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Old 26 Aug 2003, 04:49 pm
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I'm no electrician, but it sounds like you got a bad ground somewhere. You may want to check the wiring on those new taillights. Something may be amiss there.
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Old 26 Aug 2003, 05:23 pm
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PeeTeeZee,

You say you have new carbon fiber tails. Are they from APC? Are you using the LED bulbs that were sent with the generation II lights? Those LEDs have to be put in only one way, or they will blink fast or not work at all. We were told you can stick with the OEM bulbs with the generation II taillights and I'm running them right now with a little modification to let more air into the bulb area so they won't melt. id you try putting your old (OEM) lights back in to see if it blows any more fuses?
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Old 26 Aug 2003, 05:31 pm
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Just supporting PT-ERA's commment. It sounds as though a piece of the insulation between the lamp (positive voltage) and the housing of the assembly (ground) is missing causing a direct short and fuse damage.
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Old 29 Aug 2003, 04:03 pm
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thanx guys theyre working fine now!i didnt doint anything but call my dealership and make an appointment.(for nothin)my brake fuse was blowing with the factory tails the problem just comes and goes im still runnin oem bulbs with the gen 2 tails.
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