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AC fuse keeps popping

The AC went out. I replaced a fuse which immediately blew. I took it to the dealer who said they could diagnose it. They said they wanted to "start" with the blower motor which might be shorting out. I replaced it myself and put in a new fuse. It blew as well. I don't know where to go from here!

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  • Matt8853 Jun 07, 2008

    Sorry, I was more specific on the first email which did not go through. The LCD panel for the climate control has gone blank. When I put in a fuse, it starts to work and then the fuse blows again. it has to be an electrical problem.

    Thanks.

  • Matt8853 Jun 07, 2008

    posted by Matt8853 on Jun 07, 2008Report abuse


    The AC went out. I replaced a fuse which immediately blew. I took it to the dealer who said they could diagnose it. They said they wanted to "start" with the blower motor which might be shorting out. I replaced it myself and put in a new fuse. It blew as well. I don't know where to go from here!

    Any ideas?
    Comment by Matt8853, posted on Jun 07, 2008
    Sorry, I was more specific on the first email which did not go through. The LCD panel for the climate control has gone blank. When I put in a fuse, it starts to work and then the fuse blows again. it has to be an electrical problem.

    Thanks.
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The LCD panel for the climate control or the electric power line to it may be short circuited. An electric circuit diagram for your car will help to troubleshoot it.

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Put a set of gauges on your system and check the pressures with engine/AC running. If the pressures are the same on both low/high sides, your compressor is shot.

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