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Relaced the switch and now the fuse keeps blowing want to know if i wired it right
If you matched the colors of the wires right, then you may have a faulty switch. Did you go new or used in parts. What is the switch for. You may have shorted wires elsewhere. I don't recommend this, but I've put in a larger fuse and looked to the smoke or the smell of burnt wiring. It's up to you. What is the switch for?
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like a bad ignition switch or something is grounding out.Try to isolate the problem to key positions.See if the fuse blows when you turn the key to ACC(when your dash lights come on without starting)If the fuse does not blow then when you go to start it and it blows it could be one of many problems,the more common ones could be ignition switch,wiring,starter relay,starter soleniod,or perhaps the starter itself is shorting out,this can sometimes happen when a starter goes bad.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
Fuses nearly always blow because of a bad earth. The switch only needs to short for a moment and the fuse will blow.
See if you can find a replcement swtich from a local breaker's yard or ebay and go on from there.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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 .
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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