Unanswered 2002 Toyota Sequoia Blowing Tail lamp fuses

Utah Sequoia

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Jun 2, 2021
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My son has a 2002 Toyota Sequoia (Limited - V8 - 4.7L 4663cc 285ci GAS MFI type 2UZ-FE - 4 valve DOC). We just noticed the tail lights are not working (15A fuse and rear parking lamp bulbs are blown) but the backup light, turn signal and brake lights work. We pulled the tail lamp relay and it is working. Whenever the lights are turned on it immediately blows the fuse. We don't know how long the rear tail lights have not worked as he bought it about 6 months ago. What's new? Standard side marker orange lamps on the front (filament not LED) and a new stereo. Anyone had this problem before? Also - when the rear bulbs are removed it still blows the fuse. 208,000 miles.