My XM Radio Fuse keeps blowing out. I started replacing it about once a week then once a day now it blows as soon as I put a new one in, even with the keys out. I think my side mirrors are on the same fuse cause now they are out also.
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any time a battery is hooked up backwards anything that contains diodes will have to be replaced.unplug the radio and see if you can put the fuse in without it blowing.when you get the vehicle going have the alternator tested,it also has diode in it.good luck.
Are you using the same power feed from the old radio? If so, your new radio may require a higher current fuse. Check the manufacturers information the came with the custom radio and make certain the current (amps) required is the same.
If the new radio has a higher power amplifier for increased audio, it will blow a low rated fuse.
On the other hand, it sounds as though you may have pinched the power feed wire in the radio bracket, trim cover or have it resting agaist a sharp bracket. So when you put the car in drive, the dash flexes enough to cause the short.
Does it blow the fuse when you shift to reverse?
let me know.
If the fuse blew at once, then you have an electrical short. Try disconnecting power lead to start, cover with insulating tape/electrical tape, put new fuse in place, and attempt to "start". if fuse does not blow then the starter motor has an internal fault, replace starter and enjoy. Keep me posted as you perform these tests.