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Tripping fuses My 1987 Monte Carlo SS has an electrical short somewhere inside that causes the fuse to trip. this cause all interior lights, the horn, the buzzer, and the radio to stop working. please help, it is very annoying.

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    service stabilitrsck light comes on when driven long trip. Goes out after few short town trips.



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I have a 88 monte carlo with the same problem. try taking the cigerette lighter out of that dash that should do it. the lighters have been known to cause electrical shorts when they go bad. just try that and if that doesnt work i realy dont know. try checking ground cables and othe wires.

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Find what fuse is, You have to follow the wires with patience, from the fuse box to the item, you have a short circuit look if the horn + wire is not touching metal outside or inside the steering column, have You replaced the steering wheel? if the same fuse covers the dome light, take it a part and see if the + wire is touching the inside of the roof, plastic melted, or look at the on and off Dome switches at both doors, look for the positive wire on radio, antenna and main light switch, yo can disconnect every item and check any time hot wiring that fuse with copper wire every time, to You are sure

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