How to Fix a Lamp That Blew a Fuse | Home Guides | SF Gate How to Fix a Lamp That Blew a Fuse. A table lamp, floor lamp or any other lamp that blows a fuse or trips open a circuit breaker has an electrical short somewhere in its wiring. A short circuit occurs anytime the circuit's hot wire comes in direct contact with the circuit's neutral or grounded wire. Location of the Trailer Light Fuse in a Chevy Silverado To change the fuses, open the hood and locate the fuse box in the driver side of the engine compartment. Remove the cover from the fuse box and set it aside. The fuses that control the trailer lights are in slot Nos. 14, 15, 16 and 17. Pull each fuse out, using the puller, and inspect the metal strip within the plastic casing. If it is burnt or broken, install a new fuse with an identical amperage rating.