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In the engine bay fuse panel there i sa small 20 amp fuse that keeps blowing and i cant find out what the circuit is. its the very front 20 amp fuse

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The fuse panel in the engine compartment is called a power distribution box.It basically breaks up the entire battery power into several different power sources for the car's electric.If something goes bad and you blow a fuse,this is necessary because if it were a one fuse for all setup,this isolates the systems so if you blow a fuse,you only lose a couple systems.For now,you need to figure out what is not working.You can try to turn on different things but if you call a Jeep dealer,they will tell you what it controls and verify that the 20A is the correct fuse required also.Once you find that out,we can take it from there.If you have the owner's manual,it should also belisted there.When you leave a comment here,I will get an autolink to your post and see it.Greg

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