Toyota Corolla blows fuse?

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Old 16 May 2014, 08:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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My girl friend has a 1991 Toyota Corolla that keeps blowing the #8 fuse. I know the fuse covers the tail lights, brake lights and the dash lights but is there an easy way to narrow down where I need to look to fix this. How does a person get the fuse box out so I can remove individual electric lines to a can trya new fuse without say the dash lights or without the brake lights ?
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Old 16 May 2014, 08:55 am   #2 (permalink)
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check bulb holders and near-by wire for corrosion ... i bet that it.. handling bulbs use heavy gloves...
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Old 16 May 2014, 09:10 am   #3 (permalink)
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A fuse is blown by an excess of current. A short is the most likely the reason, unless other things have been added to the circuit and over loaded the fuse. Your best bet is to get a schematic. This will show Where connectors are to help isolate the area of the problem. Shorts in cars can be very hard to find, but sometimes you get lucky!
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Old 16 May 2014, 09:30 am   #4 (permalink)
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first place i'd look is at the rear light sockets. since brake and running lights are involved, check any socket that employs an 1157 bulb. any/all dual elliment bulb, socket, or the wires behind the socket.

any dual elliment socket that has an incorrect 1156 single elliment bulb installed will also do this.
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