Brake light fuse keeps blowing
I've done a lot of searching on here and read a lot of threads but had no luck finding the right one. My wife's 2001 GTV TS keeps blowing the brake light fuse when you apply the brakes, which is a bit worrying, bulbs are fine. I've spent a bit of time with the multimeter and an eBay manual and tracked it down to the Red-Blk wire that goes from the brake pedal switch to the fusebox. If I pull connector C (to the rear lights) from the fusebox, so the brake light circuit isn't connected to earth G63b at the back of the car, there is still 12v across the connectors for the fuse. This is with the brake light switch bridged to on using a wire instead of the switch. Therefore I think there is some earth leak somewhere.
Now pulling connector H (brake light switch power/control) and removing the brake switch to isolate the red/black wire and checking the resistance between the red/black wire and earth gives a resistance of 14.8Ohms. I guess this is bad (I'm no electrician!) and shows a fault somewhere? This wire goes between the brake light switch and the fusebox and connects to the ABS along the way. I tried pulling the connector to the ABS and the results are the same.
Problem is this Red-Blk wire disappears into the wiring loom and I can't find the earth leak. I'd be teased to bypass it, except I'm worried about the connection to the ABS as I can't find it.
Has anyone had a similar problem? I'm getting very frustrated. Cheers,