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These things are usually not connected. Check the fuse box, maybe a wire has been damaged.

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I have a short somewhere in my 2004 Pontiac sunfire radio wiring that I cant find.

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Short draining the battery, removed the 5 amp fuse for backup, solved the problem with the short but no radio or clock memory and no Radio volume. Where could my problem be?

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saves burning up a box of fuses.
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Continous blown fuse

the fuse , blowing is for 2 reasons
1: wrong fuse. (too small, do not put too big in, use right size.
2: dead short on this power line.

the fuse prevented the FIRE.
what to do? well, look at the fuse
then look in the FSM for this electrical page, 1 of 50 pages.
for radio.
then look at the output side of fuse, that goes to the radio.
at any point alone this wire and the radio bad.
can be a dead short to ground,
look for DAMAGE, if the radio was hacked into car, id look there first.

if you need better help, tell me exactly what fues blew,
the marking on box, or the label for this fuse, , not went dead.
ive been around the block, so know radios are 1/2 time wired wrong.
fuse 32, 7.5amps runs the radio and ECU. (page 23-52 in FSM)
white-blue feed wire, (this is shorting if car is still wired STOCK)
all comments USA cars, other countries use different wiring and colors, so, state country.;
last , page 196, FSM radio page
there are 3 fuses for the radio, which one blows>?
fuse 23,32,39?
unplug the radio, does this stop blowing fuses?
if radio is not stock, say so.. still have that classic Cassette?

91 is a transition year, big changes,
the early car is quite different.
on the early , the radio fuse is fuse 12. (15amp)
and runs a vast number of things.
interior lamps
cig light, (remove it)
and ICU.
any can short. finding it can be harder on early hondas.
i use an ampclamp meter, to find all shorts. ever seen one?

now power windows, in early 91 its use a different fuse
fuse 20/21.

on later car. 91+
windows is fuse 14,36 and 39
do you have and FSM?
do you know how to read schematics?
if not, then all you can do is unplug things, and pray you find it.
or ask any ASE mechanic to find it. all can. easy.
we use and ammeter.
we have a test fuse that wires in and ammeter, to monitor current.
we then bang the radio and harness, parked, in shop and find who is shorting,
in cars, the one thing to learn, is usually 1 fuse runs many things.
to see that, open the FSM and turn to the Distribution page.
its all there. in B/W.

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