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I have a Ford Festiva and my indicator fuse keeps blowing out, anyone know what this problem would be?

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A short to ground somewhere in the circuit start from the fuse to the dimmer switch using a multimeter to check for battery voltage check at each harness connection until you find one that doesn't have any voltage or a large voltage drop then examine the wires to find where the insulation is broken and the wire is find a ground. The fuse blows because when a short to ground occurs the flow of current bypasses the resistance (loads, light bulbs) in the circuit allowing the amperage to rise above the rating of the fuse. Do not replace the fuse with a higher amp fuse this may cause a fire. Find a good electrical schematic and good luck

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Obvious short circuit probably caused by spring contact at base of bulb. bulb holder deformed or bent. they still use this design in many trailer lights.

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Where is the fuse box?

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