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The fuses if the break light and the dashboard keep breaking

Customer Question

The fuses if the break light and the dashboard keep breaking on my 1996 ford ranger. Thank you
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: I have change both fuses for dashboard and break light 3 times and all the dashboard bulbs are good
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Doing it myself. So far just keep changing fuses
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

You have a short to ground in the circuit somewhere, you have a wire the has rubbed the insulation off and is touching bare metal on the body.

I would look over the wiring carefully, sometimes mice will chew through wiring causing this problem.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

I can send you a wiring diagram for the dash and brake light circuits.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Let me know if you need a diagram.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

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