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96 geo metro gets no spark with blown 15amp fuse

Recently, I replaced the serpentine belt on my geo metro; Since then, I have a 15amp fuse that keeps blowing. There is no identification on the fuse box, so I don't know what it is.When this happens, I get no spark and the dash lights go out. When I put a 30amp fuse in there, it runs fine; except for the wire burning smell. However, it will blow a 20amp fuse. My key has been broken off in the ignition for a while now. The buzzer also quits working. The problem is getting progressively worse. Any Ideas?

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  • nothing_kill Jan 29, 2009

    The fuse box is located under the driver dash. It is a 15amp fuse in a row by itself furthest north when looking at it from underneath. Also, I continue to get slight corrosion on my ground battery terminal



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Yes find out what that fuse is for. then you will have better idea. go to and look at thier vehicle repair info and c if they tell you whats it for. or tell me the fuse box where this fuse is located

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  • robert kious Jan 29, 2009

    have you looked in the owners manual alot of times they list fuses there


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You have a intermittent dead short somewhere on this circuit.

Putting in a heavier fuse will only lead to tears !
You will either end up with a loom burn out, or possible fire.

If the problem has only appeared since you replaced the belt, I suspect it is something you have disturbed in the wiring, perhaps in the alternator area?
A trapped or chaffed wire is also a possibility.
You need to inspect the wiring in the area you worked in thoroughly, and also around the steering lock wiring multi plug connection, and if you can´t see anything, you will have to let a sparkie look at it.

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Sounds like you may have pinch a wire when doing the belt.Check that,and Don't use a 30amp fuse in place of a 15amp fuse if you want to keep your car running, and not have to replace the whole wiring harness or watch the fire dept.come and put your car out.

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