97 Crown, Blows Fuse when gear to reverse
I have a strange problem...
When I put the gear shifter into reverse, it blows the fuse (which affects the lower brake lights, the turn signals, AC, etc).
If you put the car in Neutral, THEN start it, put it in Drive, the fuse is ok and the AC, turn signals, and brake lights work. It's going past the Reverse gear selection that blows it.
I isolated the reverse light bulbs by disconnecting them from the harness, and inspected the harness back to the fuse block. I can't disconnect the harness at the kickpanel due to the fact that the fuel cutoff switch is also in it and the car won't run with it disconnected...
Thinking about the Reverse circuit, as far as I know the only thing it does is power the Reverse lights, and turn off the rear view mirror anti glare feature...
Before I really dig in to the wiring, is there any obvious things to check, or is this a common thing with a common fix?