I keep blowing my tail light fuse in my 01 Protege. Every time I turn on the tail lights, the fuse blows.

Asked by Jan 29, 2014 at 06:10 PM about the 2001 Mazda Protege DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Yesterday I replace my headlights. They work great. But my tail lights, dash lights, and
front parking lights do not work. I replaced the tail lights a few months ago, and they
worked fine until I replaced the head lights. I removed the parking light bulbs and tail
light bulbs, and the fuse still blew. I checked all of the sockets with a multimeter, and
they all read less than 1 ohm of resistance. I have four fuses left and would like the
problem fixed before I run out. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

20,265

Go back to the headlights and pull them out. You probably pinched a wire to the park lights in the front.

I have to go to work. But I'll try that tomorrow after class and post an update.

Did this problem get solved?

Your Answer

Protege

Looking for a Used Protege in your area?

CarGurus has 253 nationwide Protege listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Mazda Protege Experts

  • #1
    James Kithuka
    Reputation
    290
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    220
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda Protege5
104 listings
Used Honda Civic
823 Great Deals out of 72,772 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
910 Great Deals out of 57,317 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda Accord
1,098 Great Deals out of 61,485 listings starting at $999
Used Mazda Tribute
16 Great Deals out of 894 listings starting at $1,100
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
79 Great Deals out of 4,349 listings starting at $2,900
Used BMW 3 Series
1,132 Great Deals out of 33,037 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,317 Great Deals out of 182,094 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota RAV4
815 Great Deals out of 50,996 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.