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Im the owner of a 1997 saturn sw1 and I recently tried installing a radio in my car. In the process, however, I touched a power wire to the ground and must have blown a fuse somewhere. I dont have the owners manual, and can only find one fusebox, can anyone tell me where I could either find a FREE owners manual or where the other fuse boxes are?

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There are lots of manuals, owners and repair, for sale cheap on eBay. if you can afford gas you can buy one.

the interior fuse panel is under a velcro cover just to the left of the passenger footwell, where the console meets the dash.

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TESTING FOR “OPENS” IN THE CIRCUIT

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Continuity Check Method
The continuity check is used to find an open in the circuit. The
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If there were an open in the circuit, the DMM would
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6) Connect the probes between the relay and the solenoid. Little
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To help in understanding the diagnosis of open circuits please refer
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checking the system for the presence of voltage. This is done by
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TESTING FOR “SHORTS” IN THE CIRCUIT

To simplify the discussion of shorts in the system please refer to
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Resistance Check Method
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side of fuse terminal and a known good ground. Then, check
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