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MY 03 CIVIC EX IS BLOWING SMALL LIGHTS FUSE. HOW DO I FIND THE PROBLEM(S)

EVERY TIME I PUT A NEW ONE IT BLOWS AGAIN

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    yadayada Feb 21, 2012

    What do you mean by small lights?

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there is a short somewhere.put a test light in place of the fuse.
the light will glow bright.when the short is removed,the light will go dim

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The fuse keeps blowing out because there is a short circuit. Check the tailight sockets for corosion. Is there a tow package wiring installed?

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SOURCE: 95 Honda Accord, fuse keeps blowing and no dash lights

sounds like a short
look at wires under dash
then look at te wires coming through the fire wall
check lighter too it might have a coin stuck in it as it will cause a short too

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SOURCE: What could make my 03 civic ex overheat and cool

I have a 2003 Honda Civic EX as well (158k miles). At first it would overheat when idling, and then my heater started working sporadically. It would blow cold air when idling, then hot air when driving. It would also cause my car to overheat. I would turn the temp to cold and the car temp would reduce. My coolant level would also drop to next to nothing every few months, but I never saw any pooling, or leaking from the radiator. I changed the water pump, thermostat, all the belts since I was there anyway, the water sensor and the radiator cap. After all this it was asymptomatic for 4 days, then the problems persisted. I took it to the mechanic and it was diagnosed with a blown head gasket. The test for it is fairly simple and runs ~$45 (1/2hr labor charge). I would try that before changing out more parts when you don’t need to.

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SOURCE: Brake light switch fuse keeps blowing

Hi .. First I would remove the lamps, and try the brakes, then try again with the wiring harness disconnected from the housing, to see if you can isolate the problem to the lamps, the housing, or the wiring. If it is the wiring , then you will have to trace the harness back toward the front of the car looking for any place where the insulation on the wire has been damaged .

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