Brake lights not working on 1999 Saturn SW2

Brake light fuse blows when brake pedal is pushed. Removed bulbs one at a time trying to isolate the short. Could this be a brake switch problem? Why would the fuse blow?

by in Simi Valley, CA on December 23, 2013
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on December 23, 2013
The fuse blows because of excessive current flow. I would troubleshoot that by installing a headlight in place of the fuse, putting a brake hold tool on the pedal to turns the circuit on, and then simply follow the current flowing through the circuit to the fault with a low amps current probe. Damage to the wiring harness that leads to the high mount brake light is common.
ANSWER by on December 24, 2013
ck wiring at brk light switch then work your way back to each socket
COMMENT by on December 24, 2013
Could smoke test it! Lol. Hey, i have done it as a last resort, found the short too!
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