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Main fuse keeps blowing when i turn the key on

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You have a dead short somewhere after the fuse. You will need to locate and fix it to resolve the problem. It will NOT clear itself. If you are not comfortable with searching for the problem yourself, you really need to have a competent automotive electrical tech do this for you. Either take it to a mechanic you trust or have somebody you know who is competent help you out with this. It only requires basic tools and some time.

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    If you have a multimeter (preferably an electronic one with a continuity tester that has an audible warning) you can very easily seek the short. i use the term easily rather loosely here, though, because it will take time and disconnection of under hood or under dash components. Hopefully, the short will manifest itself quickly. You will basically test point-to-point, working away from the fuse block until you locate the bad link. Like i said previously, if it isn't something you are comfortable with, it's best to leave this to someone who is. Also, without a wiring schematic you are really searching without a map. Sometimes wires disappear into looms and firewalls or duck behind manifolds and such, so you need the schematics to tell you which components you need to check continuity between. i'm sorry not to be of more help, but sometimes we just have to bite the bullet and take our problems to those best suited to resolve them for us.

    Best of luck,


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I had the same thing kinda happen with me in my civic, I turn the running lights on and POP goes my Fuse, i narrowed it down to a wireing short in my aftermarket headlights where the Halo's were installed into one main accessory wire, talk about some wild electricity, no wonde rit kept popping, I cut the wires and taped em off and it works beautifully now, no popped fuses

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SOURCE: Toyota Camry 1994 Main Fuse keeps blowing

CHeck the O2 sensor wiring. If it is shorted to ground it will blow the fuse every time.

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Mine is doing the same thing. We are getting ready to replace the starter. Hopefully that is the problem. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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