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Keep blowing fuses

The circuit that my radio (OEM), fog lights, dome light and under dash lights are on keeps blowing. I've replaced this fuse a zillion times so far. Recently my cigarette lighters have gone out also. The fuse on these is fine. I've opened up the dash and found no frayed wires or anything obviously out of the ordinary. In addition I've turned off each device except for one to try to isolate it that way. Fuses still blew. The fuse is a 30 amp Max fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. The little ones in the interior never go out. Anybody got an idea?

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  • tazj Dec 22, 2008

    I keep blowing the 10amp fuse thats related to the gas gauge and one next to it.
    Recently the tail lights are also going out. Most times a fuse is blown, but not always, I can't drive at night because of the tail lights.


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Has the car ever been wrecked. Something maybe grounded somewhere.

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