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Ignition fuse keeps blowing when you apply pressure to the accelerator.

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I had the same problem just last week. It turned out to be the idle regulator. Every time the IR got hot it would blow the fuse. You can drive the car without it attached but get it fixed asap. Got one for $40 from a spare parts place ($200 brand new) and my mechanic mate changed it for me (looked easy enough to do it yourself). Good luck.

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May have a bare wire shorting out check under the dash for a wire fraid against the accelerator links.And under the hood .If not spotted or found it has to be a short related to the accelerator mode.

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    I had the same problem just last week. It turned out to be the idle regulator. Every time the IR got hot it would blow the fuse.

    You can drive the car without it attached but get it fixed asap. Got one for $40 from a spare parts place ($200 brand new) and my mechanic mate changed it for me (looked easy enough to do it yourself). Good luck.

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