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Why does my brake fuses keep blowing on my kia sportage 2001

Every time i depress my brake pedal my fuse keeps blowing why

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You have faulty brake light switch or one of brake light bulb sockets or wiring have a short.

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Kia

Replace horn element.

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SOURCE: 2001 Kia Rio meter fuse keeps blowing

check for power and ground on fuse wires

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SOURCE: 2001 Kia Sportage fuse 4 radiator fan?

Radiator fan fuse is fuse # 5 (40 amp/Green) located behind the interior fuse access panel on the left side of the instrument panel next to the steering column. Also, in the underhood Power distribution center, next to the air cleaner filter are two black fan relays: high speed (F) at the far left, second row down and a low speed, 1st one to the right on the bottom row.

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SOURCE: 99 Kia Sportage, meter fuse keeps blowing,

you have a dead short some were or you have bad alternator check alternator first

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SOURCE: 99 Kia Sportage, meter fuse keeps blowing,

check your ignition switch or also your mass air flow hope this work

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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