FJ tail lights, dash lights, etc... not working

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I've read a thread on here that was a great read... I have a 2010 FJ and not as bad as in the thread but still have the same problem... the tail light fuse blows as soon as I turn the lights on.

I have an aftermarket hitch that the PO installed, but it looks good.... is there a plug or something that is common to the Dash and tail lights?

this looks like a great forum, thanks in advance!
Capt Mike
 

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Any trailer hitch wiring has to go into the tail, brake, and turn indicator circuits to function. It is a sure bet that's where your problem is. Some splice has come undone or was not insulated well enough when installed. Take apart the aftermarket hitch wiring until you find the short, there's one in there somewhere.
 
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Well that exactly what I thought too. So the first thing I did was disconnect the complete hitch wiring.. still blew the fuse. All the connectors look good, haven't seen one bad connector on the whole vehicle.

So what's next? I haven't a clue
 
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That's what I thought also, so I removed the hitch wiring completely but it still blows the fuse.
Thanks 1911 but what the next step?
 
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