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Turn the key nothing happens/ keeps blowing ING fuses in engine

I drove over a big speed bump then my car just stopped. when i turn the key nothing. The battery is still fully charged/new, but inside the engine fuse box the ING fuses 1 & 2 were blown. yes somewhere there is a short, so i followed the wires to the fire wall then lost them, but then followed the ING wires the opposite direction, but i cannot find a short.
when i go to put the #2 ING in it sparks.
I am not to knowledgeable about cars, but I am a single mother who has no money to pay someone, and I have to get to work.
so it is up to me please help in lame terms

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  • thatmichelle Jan 18, 2009

    ok, there seems to be a problem with a yellow wire i read the wire diagram, but i cannot locate what the yellow wire is for

  • thatmichelle Jan 19, 2009

    First of all thank you all for your help...mrgreenz and cactus bob. I feel like I have died, and found mechanic and me heaven... this website is perfect for me...

    Ok let’s get started.

    1. Mrgreenz’ s ok, give me a little slack because I want to make sure a fully understand what I am doing. so here is a stupid question.. " are you talking about the connection inside the dash or outside from the firewall to the engine ???? When you say ignition switch connection to the harness?

    2. Also where the air cleaner is, I found a small red/ grey plug that I cannot find where it connects to, and I can tell from the way the pervious owner taped it.. it does go to something other than for a diagnose.



    3. As well as, where exactly would I start following the grey/ violet wires? For example from the engine fuse box wires all the way through to the dash, or opposite.

    Thank you, Cactus Bob.

    I also went into the engine a found the box, but I guess if it does not need to be reset one cannot find the reset button easily.


    But that is great to know, any other cars like this…



    Here is where I am at, I looked for the wires to follow them, yes I found a few cracks and taped them up, also check the truck.

    BUT, when I go to reconnect the battery then replace the blown fuses inside the engine fuse box immediately it either blows right away or sparks in the ING second box enough to scare me, but both fuses ING 1 and 2 blows. Also all the interior electric windows, and gauges etc.. do not work with the battery and the ING on.

    Not that this is correct, but just to trouble shot can I wire the 2 prongs on these big blown fuses just like the little ones inside the dash ( but only in a emergency situation) till I figure out what is wrong because I am out of 60 fuses and $. As well as tomorrow is Monday, thank goodness for holidays. One more day to get this working

    Thank you







  • thatmichelle Jan 19, 2009

    cactus bob

    in the trunk i found a small black box, but i cannot feel any buttons.

  • Daniel Arellano
    Daniel Arellano May 11, 2010

    Try replacing the ignition switch . Not the key switch but the plastic swith that plugs into the harness. Check light gray and violet wires for any shorts to ground.

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THERE IS A SWITCH , IT SHOULD BE IN THE TRUNK , WHEN THE CAR IS HIT IT TRIPPS AND TURNS OFF THE FUEL PUMP it needs to be reset , it should be begind the side covering of the trunk and be a small box with a button on top , press it , the car should start

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