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Meter fuses keep blowing out on 1996 nissan altima

Meter fuses keep blowing out and something is draining my alternator and battery power. any ideas of what it would cause this to happen? I figure it is an electrical problem.

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  • slhill1973 Dec 09, 2008

    changed altenator because voltage was low but keeps blowing fuse to meters and fuel gauge. could instrument cluster be damaged?

  • copgtp Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same exact problem on my 2002 Nissan Sentra

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    change the alternator and battery but when i try to hook up the battery it sparks and blowes the fuse



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You have a short to ground somewhere. Look for worn wires, loose connections, any work recently done.

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