Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My power pack has no power at the leads to jump start my vehicle

Keeps blowing the fuse

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 50,527 Answers

Are you connecting the power pack correctly. When jump starting the red power lead goes on the positive battery terminal (+ to + ) and the black lead goes on the engine (- to -) not the battery as this stops a power surge that can destroy the ECM. Blowing fuses indicates that you may be connecting black to red and this amounts to a dead short which will blow fuses.

Posted on Nov 16, 2014


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 33 Answers

SOURCE: 1987 camry blows 30 amp fusible link when ign turned to on positi

Something is drawing too much power and you will have to find out which it is. When the head job was done they may have gotten a wire pinched in the block or some thing. You would have to be quite mknowledgable in vehicle electronics to find it. I would suggest that you take it back to the shop or guy that done the head job for you to correct.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • 140 Answers

SOURCE: 2009 e250 keeps blowing 10 amp parking fuse then

Try putting a bigger amp fuse like 20. If it is still blowing it, there is a short somewhere in the circuit that is allowing excessive amps to through that circuit. Have a mech check that out.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

  • 10319 Answers

SOURCE: keep blowing park fuse

The headlamp switch is at fault it seems. Best thing to do is to remove it and check for shorts in the wiring that connects to it before installing a new one. It could be the switch that just worn out but checking the wiring is best to do to safeguard your purchase. If you happen to instal a new one and the same thing happens again you can not return electrical parts for this reason. They been installed and no one else would want to buy it

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

  • 1672 Answers

SOURCE: I have a fuel pump fuse that keeps blowing. If I


The fuse blows when there is a short circuit in the system or an overload of current going to the conductor.

In the your case, the fuse blows up because of the fuel pump motor that is not working properly. The motor might have been stuck and still receiving current from the source, thus overheating your wire/cable and before everything else, blows your fuse as a safety precaution before big damage can happen.

Better check the fuel pump and the harness going to it!

Thanks for using Fixya!

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: ignition fuse keeps blowing out

Check your underdash wiring. At times wires can come lose and your ignition wire could be touching ground. Ignition wire in the explorer should be Pink and/or Pink/white. If you've had any aftermarket components installed in the vehicle, check all the connections to ensure nothing has come loose. Check for freyed wires or wires that could be cut by the metal under the dash. Ford uses almost razor-like metal in their dash boards so be cautious with your hands in there.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2007 mk 7 ford transit chassis cab. 2.4

Sounds like you may have incorrectly connected the leads to start your vehicle and caused a surge of power through the electrical system. Most vehicles also have fuses in the engine bay so have a search and you may get lucky otherwise it maybe a task for a auto electrician

Aug 30, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

93 miata, only the headlights work. it keeps blowing the btn fuse as soon as i put it in. are the diodes bad on the alternator?

Hi Lee and Chuck, Seems you have a serious short circuit in your vehicle. The fact that when the vehicle stands it will need to be jump started would seem to confirm the same. The power seems to be draining somewhere! The fuses which blow will give an indication of which circuit is shorting. If your brother wired in a music system or radio, disconnect it and then see if the fuses still blow? If they stay fine you know where to start. The music system is connected to the lights for night illumination of the controls. It may be that the earth connection has been mixed up with a power cable? If the vehicle runs fine during the day and does not give problems when restarting, it would be doubtful that there is damage to the alternator. You can check it fairly easily by connecting a test meter to each of the terminals. Start the vehicle and if while cranking the voltage drops below 8 volts, get the battery replaced. If it remains at about ten during starting that's fine. Measure the battery voltage before starting and confirm 12 volts. Once started the voltage should be at about 13 volts if the alternator is charging and when the horn is pressed and the wipers turned on together with the heated window, the voltage should climb to about 13 and a half volts. If the voltage remains unchanged or drops the alternator is damaged. Usually the head lights would be turned on to carry out this simple test but as the fuses blow you can do that when you've found the short circuit. Good luck and best regards John

Aug 11, 2012 | 1993 Mazda MX-3

6 Answers

Nissan NP200 bakkie is cranking , fuel is there but there is no spark, what else can i check?

Np200 has spark has feul but still wont start and the engine light is off any help please

Aug 31, 2011 | 2004 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

As reported before, there is no power in interior,vehicle will not start.,battery is fully charged. there is 12 volts at battery , and at starter relays bottom terminai,no voltage at top terminal....

check for corrosion on the large positive wire that leads to the starter. allthough you have 12 volts, but corrosion cant handle amperage. or it may be possible that you just need a new starter, you can remove the starter, and apply a seperate power source like a jump pack or seperate battery to verify that the starter is ok

Jun 13, 2011 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

After jumping another care properly the power steering sensor and the airbag sensor light came on the dash display, the power steering went out and the heater does'nt blow as hot heat, Hopefully this is...

Check your underhood fuseblock fuses.chances are the large 60 amp fuse for the power steering blew out.In the future I would stay away from jump starting and use a booster pack as these vehicles do not like voltage spikes.I have seen it cause module problems.

Jan 06, 2011 | 2008 Chevrolet Hhr

2 Answers

My 15 amp dome fuse keeps blowing. Car is a toyota echo 2003. The battery is flat and I have been trying to start it with jumper leads but it will not fire and the 15amp fuse is the only thing i can see...

Remove the battery from the car and charge it up first and then re install it.Some newer vehicles will disable the fuel pump if the battery voltage is low,even if it is jump started ,as it activates the anti theft system.

Dec 30, 2010 | 2003 Toyota ECHO

3 Answers

Is it good to jump start a car with a new vehicile

Yes it is ok to jump start a car with new car

Feb 22, 2010 | 2008 Jeep Wrangler

2 Answers

1995 f350 ford power stroke have power at battery but nothing inside cables are tight 12.76 volts at batt no power to any fuses

Follow the battery cable to the underhood fuse relay box ( open the lid) Test the fuses, ( with a light looking doesn't work) The main fuse is likly ( what'ya'do jump something wrong or blow the altenator?) ( bad batterywas in it?)

Nov 02, 2009 | 1995 Ford F350

1 Answer

2003 Chevy s 10. The fuse marked cruise control module, body control module, heated seats (it doesn't have heated seats) keeps blowing. It can happen 1 minute down the road or 10 minutes. The odd thing is...

The fuse in question also powers the instrument panel cluster ,also goes to SP200 -splice pack 200 where it powers BCM , CCM,multifunction switch - turn sig. headlamp dimmer switch and the WSW .Also if you have utility vehicle without memory seats it powers the front seats lumbar switch . Do you know how to check circuit's for a short ? Locate SP200 Splice Pack SP200
(CKT 41, CKT 241, CKT 341, CKT 817) Strapped to the body harness, under carpet in the RH dash area about 30cm (12 in) from the right kick panel .Do you know what a splice pack look's like ?

gm splice pack-5vwjdo4vj5u5qn0cs4zh2oxv-4-5.gif Disconnect circuit's one at a time till the fuse doesn't blow , then you found the problem circuit or componet . Disconnecting the BCM will cause the vehicle not to start an run . Anti-theft system . You mite try having the BCM checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes

Oct 24, 2017 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

66 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

79851 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

14331 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides