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My 1986 monte carlo ss has, what i think to be a short. i just dont know where. the horn, power locks, car lighter and radio all go out when the fuse blows.(20amp) at first i thought it was the radio.we had a aftermarket sont installed back in the 90's and its worked fine until the the fuse started blowing. so i completely took out the radio, and still the fuse blew. i unplugged the horn while the radio was out and it still blew. same with the power locks and cigarette lighter. i am absolutely lost and dont know what is shorting the fuse.

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is the battery good if it is shorted out it will do this or if the charging system is not working

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Do you have any connectors left intact? All you should need is the alternator power, grd, starter, distributor power, advance

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I have a 88 monte carlo with the same problem. try taking the cigerette lighter out of that dash that should do it. the lighters have been known to cause electrical shorts when they go bad. just try that and if that doesnt work i realy dont know. try checking ground cables and othe wires.

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