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Hey guys hope every one is well becuase i am not !!
Ok here is my story i put on my after market clear and red rear lights and every time i would brake they would work or a second then burn out my brake light fuse !!!! i put the oem ones back on and they were fine can any one help me. ???? shouls go and exchange them for a new pair or whaaat ???!!! thanks guys !
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There is also another topic about this on this forum.. please do a search.. if I find it in the next minute or two.. I will post a link for you on this topic....

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u could try puttin a bigger fuse in!!

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If i do put a bigger fuse in nothing will burn ?? as that what u r sugjesting ?
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yes, a bigger amperage fuse would work, don't go to big, then it won't protect the circuit at all. I different kind of light could probably use a different amp fuse...pending on the voltage draw.

Only go up another 5 amps to start...

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or the new light's assembly could just be shorted out somewhere...

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My suggestion is that you return the ones you bought as defective, get a refund...save up a few more bucks and buy a pair from Bavauto...you probably wont have this problem anymore....

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I put new tailights in and had the same problem, i used a bigger fuse and have had no problems to date.
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Bigger fuse is your solutions, I had a similar problem with my previous car. I had bought aftermarket bulbs and one of them would only work for a few secondes, I putted a bigger fuse and it worked just fine.


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My suggestion is that you return the ones you bought as defective, get a refund...save up a few more bucks and buy a pair from Bavauto...you probably wont have this problem anymore....
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I agree. If your aftermarkets are that crappy, return them and get a set from a reputable company, like Bavauto, Bekkers, Turner Motorsports, or from people selling them on this or other forums. Otherwise you're putting crap on your car (sorry guys, no offense meant :P ).

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