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my 2001 Rover keeps blowing both bulbs in my left tail light. Any suggestions.. other than the obvious? Thanks!
 

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Have you removed and cleaned the bulb socket?
 

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Did that the first time. That's SOP for an occurrence of this type. Went to a higher wattage bulb and it seems to be working, at the moment anyways.
 

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The higher wattage bulbs should not make a difference, but they will last longer and can be seen a lot better.
 

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Volts, amps and watts are all in relation to each other. Higher wattage at same voltage equals higher amperage.
Not saying that's your problem..... Just saying
If voltage is a constant and you put in a brighter bulb ( higher wattage ) you will increase the amp load of the circuit
 

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When the higher wattage bulb blows put in an even higher wattage bulb. Then when the fuse blows put in a higher amp fuse. Eventually the smoke will come out somewhere else and you will find the root of your problem.


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Check the license plate lamp wiring harness. You'll have to completely dis-assemble rear door panel to access and remove. As well as rear power lock assembly to gain access to housing where license plate lamp housings reside. Start there...I'd make a very confident bet that is where the short is.
 

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just a thought, behind left side tail is also the birthplace of trailer wiring harness. I have encountered a pretty nasty PO ghetto connection, that caused me some similar problems.
if all else fails, you might have a look there.
 
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