brake lights keep blowing fuse

Asked by Feb 25, 2017 at 08:53 PM about the 1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 98 dodge Dakota all the lights work
besides the brake lights they keep blowing a
fuse no idea what to do like I said all other
lights are fine

4 Answers


Check bulb sockets and wiring to them for shorts.

I did everything looks good... Could it be the ground wire or if it was the ground wire wouldn't that blow all the fuses for blinkers brake lights and night lights seeing how their all the same bulb


Behind the brake pedal is the brake switch it may be broken. If its good then you need to trace the wires to the rear brake lights in the brake applied only lines because the rest is working. could be under dash to under truck.


I would also buy another set of bulbs not working to test out if a bulb is bad because if one is bad the other will not or may not work at least with American made models of the older years.

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