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02 Sebring ignition fuse keeps blowing.

I see where I need to check the starter and wiring but would that also cause the car to shut off when the fuse blows while driving? I was driving when the car just shut off. I pulled over and replaced the fuse and it started right back up.

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  • cowtuna Feb 20, 2009

    2002 ignition fuse has blow twice. For now I just carry extra 20 amp fuses with me. I did check under the dash by the clutch pedal and I noticed a two prong white connector with the red wire out of the connector. If the red wire is hot, then this could be shorting out - I taped it with electrical tape and hope this fixes the problem. If not, at least I showed my wife how to change the fues if it happens again.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    under hood power distribution center 20 amp blows says start/fuel. talked to chrysler tech said that wire is grounding out no computer can diagnose where

  • FlooredinFl May 12, 2009

    My 2002 Sebring Convertible ignition fuse blew for the 2nd time in 10 days today. Looking for a solution.

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SOURCE: 20 amp ignition fuse keeps blowing

I'm curious, does this vehicle have an alarm/remote starter? If so I expect the installer didn't wire it correctly ... it was an all too frequent issue, with inexperienced installers we had .... I would first suspect any add-on device first (if any) ... In answer to your question ... I know it does have a relay (Starter solenoid is a relay and built onto the starter) As far as it being a relay or the IGN switch ... I'm skeptical.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition fuel starter fuse keeps blowing and it won't start

try this site sometimes they have manuals for download if not then i'll try to find one for you thx good luck
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Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: starter enabler fuse blows which means the starter motor does not work until fuse is changed

It is possible that the starer is pulling too much amperage- 1st thing you need to do is find out what if any other consumers are on that circuit, 2nd you need to find out how much amperage is being consumed by the starter. 3rd test you wires most likely if a wire problem it is the heavy hot wire on the starter or the back of the alternator has a loose retaining nut

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: blown ecu fuse

ECU= Electronic Control unit. This is what controls all the engine electronics. All the sensors on the engine and other things are routed through the part. What it does is tells the engine how to run. Each sensor plays a specific role. The ECU reads how much are the engine is getting, tells the engine how much gas it needs, etc. Try digging around a salvage and finding a new ECU. Swap it out, and if it is still blowing the ECU fuse then you need to start looking for shorts.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: why do i keep blowing starter fuse

The starter fuse also controls the fuel pump. Generally a bad fuel pump is at the heart of the problem. Have it checked out. Regards,Joe
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Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: My 2002 Sebring keeps blowing the starter fuse?

Mine is doing the same thing. We are getting ready to replace the starter. Hopefully that is the problem. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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