I had a loose wire for the light under the dash touch metal and blew a fuse to my radio. I replaced the radio fuse and the radio works now, but the car won't start. It turns over, but it won't start and I don't hear the fuel pump kicking in when I turn the ignition switch on. I need to know which is the fuel pump relay as my engine compartment fuse box is missing the diagram. thanks. Orlando
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Check your fuses and double check your wiring. You've likely mis-wired something to the radio that also supplies power for the lights in the dash. So if you find a blown fuse, you might blow it again if it's a wiring issue. Of course, you may have bumped a wire to ground during the install which blew the fuse, so replacing it may be all that's needed.
I had an issue where a "small light fuse" in my 97 accord blew and my parking lights and dash lights didn't work. Small fuse under the hood was all that needed to be replaced.
Really need more info but if it blows fuses you have a hot wire touching metal somewhere......
or something plugged in where it shouldnt be.....Or wrong size fuse..You have a brake light switch attached to the brake pedal which is common to fail.....also brake light bulbs and fuse ...check where bulbs are installed at recepticles....check for naked wires touching metal.....also use a good rated fuse...
should be a 15 some are 10 some 20...i would try a 15 if you dont know..................Sometimes your foot can accidently kick wires loose under dash at brake light switch........some cars also have
a cruise control switch above brake light switch.....DONT confuse one with other....NEED MORE INFO ABOUT VEHICLE TYPE TO GIVE CORRECT ANSWER................METALPOET
You probably touched a wire wrong and blew the fuse for nighttime illumination, same fuse that lights up the dash. Also, you might've hooked up the vehicle illumination wire wrong in the back of the new radio, causing a short and the fuse blew
The problem might be that you might have a short somewhere. Check in the engine bay for a loose wire which might be touching the engine or metal surface. Check behind the dash take the dash covers off and check for loose wiring. Check under the truck for loose wiring exposed wire touching the frame. I had the same problem the fuse blew for the brake light constantly till a friend of mine suggested to check for a loose wire which I did find. The wire for the a/c in the engine compartment came appart from the plug and it was touching the engine and it shorted out the electrical parts. I taped it up and no more blown fuses.