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The fuse for my guages and radio keep blowing

I will start my jeep with the new fuse in it and the gauges and radio will work. I drive it to the store and park turn it off. I go inside and then come back out go to start it and the fuse blows. What is going on?

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You have high resistance (bad connection) somewhere on the circuit. When you crank the starter, available voltage drops thus increasing required amperage (ohms law) and blows your fuse. First check your battery terminals/cables. They must be tight, clean and the cables can't look green like the statue of liberty. Beyond that, you will need to visually inspect and test each connection of the circuit via "voltage drop" (google it) with a digital volt meter ($15 at walmart).

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What rating of fuse..5-10-15..

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i would check the grounding wires. have you tried going to higher ampage on the fuse? There is definitely a short somewhere

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SOURCE: Dashboard Gauges stopped working on '96 Jeep

If you wired anything into the fuse panel, check those fuses first. You can test all of them with either a test light or meter without removal. Just probe into the cavity at each end of the back of the fuse. Sometimes it matters which side of the fuse you used to supply power (dosen't make sense but I had that happen a few weeks ago). If fuse is not blown take power from the other end of same fuse and see if it works. If you did blow a fuse, try another connection source. I can't tell you which fuse because I don't know what you tapped into.

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