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I have a 2005 Toyota Matrix And last week my Center console lights went out as well as my tail lights. I switched the fuse because it had blown and it worked fine for 2 days, but I went to turn the lights on and I heard a popping sound and they went out again. Now whenever i try to put in a new fuse and turn on the lights it immediately blows the fuse.
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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. This sounds like a shorted or corroded bulb. Can you remove all of the bulbs in the parking and tailights? Then insert a new fuse. If the fuse does not pop, refit the bulbs one at a time. If the fuse does not pop you should be ok. If it does, replace the last bulb you uninstalled that caused the fuse to pop.

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If you have any questions, please reply. Please do take a moment to confirm that you have received my input. Thanks!

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I removed all the bulbs and replaced the fuse and the fuse blew again immediately
Toyota Mechanic: Toyota Service, Toyota Expert replied 3 months ago

Disc connect the sockets from the lamp housings....UNLESS you have a trailer towing harness attacehd. If you do, that is probably the problem. If not, one of the bulb sockets is shorting out.

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