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2003 ford escape, fuse keeps blowing for door locks, radio and dome light. y

I recently installed a new battery in my 03 escape, i accidentally touch the connectors to the wrong battery posts, after correct installation ive noticed that the radio , dome lights and power locks dont work. ive checked all fuses and the all look good , what should i look at next, dont want to take to mech, dome light, door locks, and radio do not work in 2003 escape, i have found a blown fuse but it keeps triping every time i replace it

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    what fuse keeps blowing, what is it's rating (and what equipment does it supply)



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Check for a shorted to ground positive wire repair as nesseacry

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you may have to have the computer reflashed. Only the dealer can do that also. that is very bad for all electrical components in the car.

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