Having problems with your 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier ?

98 cavalier when i turn on the headlights it blows the fuse for the inst.panel and tail lights.could it be the headlight switch it self.it just started this while driving down the road one night.thnx

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You could have a broken wire for your tail lights or the wiring harness for taillights is grounding out
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