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89 Eagle Premier brake lights

The brake lights on my 89 Eagle Premier (power everything version) are not working. I put in new fuses and it shorted each one out as soon as I put them in. Ideally, we could fix this at home. If not, we’ll take it in.Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

Clearly you have a short to ground in the brake light circuit. I belive the switch activated by the brake pedal lever is probably on the ground side of the circuit, so the short will be between the fusebox and the light socket itself, probably even at the socket wiring. Someone will want to check a schematic to confirm my belief.

Often in these cases once the short is confirmed its easier to crimp in a new wire.