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Huh ??? usually something causes a fuse to blow, I've seen money stuck in a cigarette lighter cause problems...

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SOURCE: new maxi fuse new starter new battery dash lights up but car wont start

What about battery cables you maybe getting enough pawer for lights but not enough to start

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What about battery cables you maybe getting enough pawer for lights but not enough to start

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The fuse box by the battery should be directing power to the fuse box inside, either through a maxi-fuse or a fusible link. Check your maxi-fuses, if all are good look for a blown or melted fusible link. If still no help, consult a wiring diagram.

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After trying to figure out my BeCM shorts over several weekends, I reluctantly took my Range Rover to the dealer...After not being able to diagnose/troubleshoot anything, they presented me with an estimate...

Hi bikerbri3237,

It sounds pretty cut-and dry to me. The #5 maxi fuse in the engine compartment fuse block feeds the power to the BECM fuses (7, 8, 9, 30, 22) under the passenger seat. There should be no voltage drop from one side of the fuse to the other. If one side of the fuse reads 12.5V then the other side should also read 12.5V. If you check the voltage at the BECM fuses, you will also find that they also only have 8 volts. This is why everything is going haywire - LOW VOLTAGE.

Although you are not finding any blown fuses, there is a serious voltage drop. If you are getting this voltage drop from one side of the maxi fuse to the other, then there is only ONE place the problem could be located.....AT THE MAXI FUSE.

The fuse itself could have burned terminals or the terminals in the fuse block where the maxi fuse plugs in are damaged and/or loose. You may have to do some fuse block dissassembly to fix it, or you may get by with just plugging in a new fuse. You may have to replace a terminal in the fuse block or you may get by with cleaning up the terminals up and tightening them. I am sure that if you fix the voltage drop at the maxi fuse, the power will return to your BECM fuses.

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depends on type fuse
some also have screws that hold them down
locate fuse box under hood
remove cover
look for blown fuse, if NOT screwed in just pull straight up to remove, reverse to install new one
if screwed in just remove screws (righty tighty / lefty losy) reverse to install new fuse

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I need a 1988 honda prelude under hood fuse diaphagram

The closest I got to a diagram was this, but it doesn't have the legend for each maxi fuse under the hood: REPLACEMENT
  1. Remove the fuse and relay box cover.
  2. Inspect the fusible links to determine which is faulty.
  3. Unplug and discard the fusible link. Fig. 1: The engine compartment relay box contains the maxi-fuses 93136p69.jpg

  4. Inspect the box terminals and clean if corroded. If any terminals are damaged, replace the terminals.
  5. Plug in a new fusible link of the same amperage rating. WARNING
    Never exceed the amperage rating of a blown maxi-fuse. If the replacement fuse also blows, check for a problem in the circuit(s).
  6. Check for proper operation of the affected circuit(s).
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I hooked the battery up backwards by mistake and blew something. Now my dash lights, radio, wipers, etc. wont work. Help!

The most likely problem is a blown fuse. In the under hood fuse block look for a LARGE "maxi" fuse that is blown. If you find a blown one remove it and bring it to the auto parts store to match it up. It will cost about $10 or so.e54c5a9.jpg

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Have you checked the fuses in the under hood fuse box? Sounds like you have a blown Maxi-fuse or a bad ignition switch.

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The "resistors" are actually maxi-fuses. Your Batt1 or Batt2 fuse is blown more than likely. There should be other components that are not working.
Look down into the Maxi-fuse, you should be able to see the fused bridge of the fuse. If it is dark, it has blown. If you compare it to the others, you will see the difference. You can also remove the cap on top of the fuse to see the fuse bridge.
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