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Hi, Pennie before diagnosing your blown fuse issue you are going to need a wiring from your service manual a test light, an ohmmeter and plenty of extra fuses. If you turn on your ignition switch and immediately blow a fuse you have a hard/dead short and is usually easy to find. With a test light connected to the hot side of the blown fuse holder start stabbing the wire/s that leads away from the fuse holder and towards the ignition switch, you test light will illuminate validating the short. When the test light fails to illuminate you have passed the short and need to back up until the test light illuminates, then look in the immediate area for the short.
If you driving down the road for 30 minutes or 15 miles and blow a fuse you have soft/flying short and may take some time and patience to find.
If the main fuse/circuit breaker constantly blows/trips while riding you probably have a faulty battery terminal connection. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary. Any other fuses that constantly keep blowing while riding are usually caused by a loose or corroded ground wire in the circuit, which means you have to check, inspect, test each and everyone with and ohm meter set on a low ohm scale 100 ohms or less . Simply touch one lead to the ground source and the other lead to the battery negative terminal, a reading of zero indicates a clean solid ground. Any number reading or infinity indicates a poor ground and needs to be repaired. Poor or weak grounds require excessive additional amperage to complete the circuit which in turn blows the small amperage fuse. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
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Hi, Bruce you have a dead short which is usually the easiest to find. Using a test light connected to the hot side of the blown fuse holder, start probing the wire leaving the fuse holder about an inch away the test light should illuminate, keep probing towards the ignition switch until the test light no longer illuminates you are now very close to the short. For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions, please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have a nice day. How to fix blown fuse By Chopper Bill
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When not running the engine for a week, the battery dies. When I jump start it, engine will start cranking very slow and pickup speed before it starts running.


it seems like the battery is going. clean battery terminals, also the grounding to the body (engine block, transmission, etc.) all should be shiny cleaned. suggest you go to autozone (or other auto parts) for a free battery & alternator tests.

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IOD fuse keeps blowing


try cleaning the fuse holder contacts as is a known problem for corrosion etc causing an earth to fuse , once cleaned spray with some thing like wd 40 , just a little, will help repel water

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I had my brake shoes replaced from a dealer. I drove the car home and let it sit for a week. When I tried to start it the battery was completely drained. I know I have a short to ground or something...


ok first off if you go from neg terminal to batt terminal you will get 12 volt because you are completing the circuit, you need to do an ohms drop not a voltage drop to see where you are at first

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1990 new yorker. fuse for the dash lights,radio and dome ligjts keeps blowing


there might be corrosion on the ends of the fuse holder check that or try tuner cleaner before inserting the fuse.could also be a short in the fuse holder.

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CUB CADET MOWER KEEPS BLOWING THE 20 AMP IN LINE FUSE. THE TWO RED WIRES GOING TO FUSE HOLDER AND THE FUSE HOLDER GET VERY HOT WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING AND THEN IT FINALLY BLOWS, ANY ADVICE.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
The service manual is here:
http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/GetFile.do?filename=769-02100.pdf

The wiring diagram is on page 84 of the manual.

Disconnect the positive and negative terminals from the battery and make sure they do not contact the chassis to form a ground. Read for a short with the key in run and lights OFF from the positive battery terminal to chassis ground. If you ar noting a short at this time you are literally going to have to chase wires. I would start by disconnecting the red wire from the PTO switch followed bythe red wire on the PTO relay. If the short goes away I suspect a problem with the wires at the PTO clutch as this is were many wiring problem manifest due to foreign objects thrown by the belt hit the wires on the clutch. After that I disconnect the engine connector and check again. Lastly I would disconnect the dash monitor connector and test again. If you still have the problem after disconnecting the engine harness and dash monitor there is a wire chaffing some where against the chassis. You can find it... it just takes a lot of time.

On another note...
You should probably make sure the ignition switch is not causing your problem.
Key switch testing connector removed
Off = M+G+A1 (continuity) Also read each one to the case of the switch
Run W/lights = B+A1+A2 and L (continuity) Read B + A2 to to the case of the switch.
RUN = B+A1 (continuity)
Start = B+S+A1 Read S to the case of the switch. (continuity)

Don't forget to remove the large (+) wire off of the start solenoid when troubleshooting or you will read the starter winding giving you a false ground.

Troubleshooting will end up being isloation of one leg of each wire at a time. I usually make a straight line sketch of wire temination points by wire color and connection on scratch paper for each wire I test and draw a single angle line across it after I have tested it.

If you determine that the problem is in the engine alternator, I will need your engine model number so I can get the service manual for that also.

A word to the wise.... if you disconnect a wire... write down color and where it was disconnected from on scratch paper. and line it out after you re-connect it. (experience)

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Hi Valeriev1975, you have a dead short which is usually the easiest to find. Using a test light connected to the hot side of the blown fuse holder, start probing the wire leaving the fuse holder about an inch away the test light should illuminate, keep probing towards the ignition switch until the test light no longer illuminates you are now very close to the short. For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions, please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Hi, Sherman884 nice novella before diagnosing your blown fuse issue check the bottom of your seat if it's metal and comes in close proximity to the positive battery post you need to take the necessary steps to ensure there is no contact (electrical tape, thick rubber insulation, hammer a dent in the seat bottom etc.) also you are going to need a wiring from your service manual a test light, an ohmmeter and plenty of extra fuses. If you turn on your ignition switch and immediately blow a fuse you have a hard/dead short and is usually easy to find. With a test light connected to the hot side of the blown fuse holder start stabbing the wire/s that leads away from the fuse holder and towards the ignition switch, you test light will illuminate validating the short. When the test light fails to illuminate you have passed the short and need to back up until the test light illuminates, then look in the immediate area for the short.
If you driving down the road for 30 minutes or 15 miles and blow a fuse you have soft/flying short and may take some time and patience to find.
If the main fuse/circuit breaker constantly blows/trips while riding you probably have a faulty battery terminal connection. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary. Any other fuses that constantly keep blowing while riding are usually caused by a loose or corroded ground wire in the circuit, which means you have to check, inspect, test each and everyone with and ohm meter set on a low ohm scale 100 ohms or less . Simply touch one lead to the ground source and the other lead to the battery negative terminal, a reading of zero indicates a clean solid ground. Any number reading or infinity indicates a poor ground and needs to be repaired. Poor or weak grounds require excessive additional amperage to complete the circuit which in turn blows the small amperage fuse. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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The fuse is bolted in to the power buss-bar in the fuse box. You have to remove the fuse box center section from the outer section (pull it up) to access the 8 or 10 millimeter bolts that holds it to the buss-bar. No other way to do it.

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