So I've lost taillights on my 2002 Subaru Outback wagon..I've unplugged every bulb I know of that connects to the clearance lights but it still blows the fuse..I've replaced park light switch on column and replaced headlight switch at the same time..Have my car tore apart and needing help..Anybody got an idea as to where to look next?
Is it only the rear tail lights?
What about the licence plate lights? And the front clearance/marker lights? They're all on the same circuit/fuse.
Which fuse is blowing? (Owners Manual identifies the fuses in Section 12. Also, the fuse sockets in the cabin fuse panel are each marked with a number next to them.)
The wiring diagram that was linked above can be helpful if you don't already have it, and can follow it.
Do you have a multimeter to make voltage and resistance measurements?
Most often the problem is the bulbs, or sockets (as in the above linked thread). Rarely, a fault in the wiring harnesses, but it has happened.
I came across a rather unusual fault in 2017: https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...ket-fault.html
Is the car new to you or have you had it from new? Any electrical modifications?
Look at the two linked threads, and then get back to us. We'll see if we can suggest what tests etc., to try next.