1995 E36 328 Compact - |Fuse 46 blows, car does not start after. Blown o/s brake light

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  1. 1995 E36 328 Compact - |Fuse 46 blows, car does not start after. Blown o/s brake light 
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    Fuse 46 is, instrument cluster, cruise control and brake lights it says in the diagram. after blowing two 15amps and a 20amp i decided to check out the brake lights and the o/s side light was blown, brake and indicator along with reverse are ok. why would a blown bulb make the fuse blow?? it is very annoying as i can't start the car again unless i replace the fuse! I will replace the bulb tomorrow hopefully.
    is it happening because there is more current with 1 bulb missing??
     
     

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    Unplug the wiring connector from the light cluster and check the pins for signs of burning
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    Unplug the wiring connector from the light cluster and check the pins for signs of burning
    I have, seems fine. i haven't tried it with the blown bulb removed yet. will post again tomorrow, and then with the new bulb.
     
     

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    Why would the car not start after blown fuse though? strange. the fuel and temp gauges die when the fuse dies, but the car continues to run.
     
     

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