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100 amp main fuse keeps blowing - 2002 Ford Escort

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I just had that problem and I was hooking up my neg/pos cables backwards... haha it was really confusing because they aren't clearly marked. That's definetely an easy fix!

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I changed the battery and

At a guess, I'd say that you have got the new battery in back to front. This means that you are hooking the earth wires to the Positive side of the battery.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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SOURCE: tail lights wont come on keeps blowing fuse

put a 12 volt light bulb in place of the fuse. It will stay lit until you find the short circuit. Check tail and park light & side marker bulbs first.

How about if you just turn parking lights on, not headligths

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