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How to Check Your Car Brake Lights
Car brake lights are essential for driving safely. Check the brake lights and brake fuses regularly to keep the brake system working well.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse Box
If there are bare wires, loose fuses, or broken wires in the fuse box or the fuses are burning out faster, you may need to replace the fuse box.
How Long Does a Fuse Last?
The electrical system that is on a car plays a large role in ensuring that everything is running efficiently. There are a number of different things in a car that will require a...
How to Set Up a Radar Detector in Your Car
A radar detector can give you early warning when you’re about to enter an area where a police officer is using a radar gun. A radar detector can save you...
How Long Does a Fuse Box Last?
In most modern vehicles there are usually two fuse boxes. One is usually mounted under the hood and one is on the driver’s side in the cab of the vehicle. There are...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse
If your car's accessories are shutting off on their own or you find a black fuse, you should inspect the car's fuses and replace broken ones.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn Switch
If the horn makes no sound or sounds different, or if you do not find any blown fuses, you may need to replace the horn switch.
How to Remove a CD Jammed in a Car Player
It can be really easy to get frustrated at a stuck CD, especially when you’ve been forced to listen to the same song over and over every time you get...
How Long Does a Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor Last?
The cooling/radiator fan motor is part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It transports heat away and dissipates it into the outside air. The fan motor is the part that actually powers...
How to Inspect Car Fuses
A fuse is a low-resistance resistor device that protects a circuit from becoming overloaded. It is a short piece of wire that is designed to melt...
How to Fix a Car Horn
You’re on your way to work and all of a sudden - a driver on his cellphone pulls out in front of you. You go to honk your horn...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Anti-Lock Fuse Or Relay
Common signs include the ABS Light turning on, tires locking up regularly, and a blown fuse.
How to Replace Your Car's Fuse Box
A fuse box organizes all of the car's fuses and sometimes relays as well. A fuse box will usually fail from physical damage or electrical issues.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Fuse or Relay on Most Cars
Anti-lock brake systems have a fuse that fails if the ABS brake light is on or when the fuse is blown. The wheels may lock up if the ABS fuse is bad.
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuse
Fuses can be the heart of the vehicle’s power center, keeping everything running correctly by routing electrical power where it belongs. The power center is a vast improvement over the random locations of...

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The fuse for the dashboard light and keyless entry keeps blowing.
One of more circuits seems to have a wiring short issue, causing the overload from the radio, light and locking operation. If the wiring has been modified, for instance by adding an aftermarket radio or speakers, perhaps that modification caused...
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No power to the fuel pump
Hi there. Circuit test(s) need to be preformed to confirm the diagnosis. This can be done using a test light. With the key on engine off, power should be supplied to the fuel pump for two seconds, this is initialization....
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Does the main relay also affect the turn signals?
Hi there. It sounds like you may have blown a fuse during your repair of the main relay. Check all your fuses and relays and replace them as necessary. Then, using an electrical wiring diagram, verify that the wiring harness...
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I replaced my starter, but my car still will not start and keeps blowing fuses
Hi there. I'm not sure what could have happened when the ignition was accidentally turned off while driving; typically, there should be no issue. The blown fuses are an indication that a component(s) or the wiring in a given circuit...
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No parking light bulbs, the good fuses blew. Removed all of the parking bulbs and replaced the fuses. The fuse didn't blow till a bulb is plugged in.
Hello. You likely have a short somewhere in the circuit. This may be related to other light circuits, a terminal or connection, or by a damaged wire. You can start by performing a visual inspection. A rule of thumb is...
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Lights went out while driving
If fuses and relays are good, there are other possible causes. The ignition switch may have failed internally. If the circuitry inside the electrical portion of the ignition switch has a break or short, it can cut power to the...
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The fuel pump is not getting power
If your fuel pump is not getting power on the pink wire when you cycle the key, then you will need to trace the power circuit back to the power supply for the pump. First, check fuse number 23 in...
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A fuse kills the battery when it is left in.
It is difficult to answer without knowing whether this is a factory courtesy light. If in fact it is, the ground control side of the light should be a part of the dash light dimmer switch. This switch is an...
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Engine fails to start and a fuse is blown - 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Hi there. The fact that you've had a 30 amp fuse pop twice while starting indicates that you've got a pretty serious electrical problem with your 93 Jeep. Before you attempt to start the vehicle again, I'd contact a professional...
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Ac/heater, no air flow all of a sudden quit blowing. Blower motor? Fuse?
Hello - as you noted, the first thing to check is the fuse for the HVAC fan of course. The next step is to check to see if the fan works at any speed, or just Low or Medium. If...
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My car does not start when I turn the key in the ignition but the dashboard lights turn on. Fuse keeps burning out.
Hi there. Sounds like the starter or starter solenoid has failed and is creating an overload on the electrical system making the fuse burn. Check the wires on the starter and relay and make sure that they are tight. If...
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Blown fuse or computer system?
Since you shorted the electrical system, you may have damaged electrical components. The main fuses that power each and every circuit on the car may have been shorted and burned out. You should first check each and every fuse in...
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My truck won't start - 1992 Ford F-150
There are fuses which could be implicated. Computer chips these days are mostly in the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) but it is rare for the PCM to fail. More often the no-start condition is due to a problem in the...
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The AC compressor on my 1999 ML320 stopped working.
In most cases, it may be the a/c compressor clutch that has stopped working, but it won't hurt to check the fuses. If you do find a blown fuse, something happened along the electrical circuit that drew a higher current...
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My car won't start and the word fuse is lighting up on my cluster. What does it mean?
Hi there. The fuse light will come on if the engine is not starting up for more than 15 seconds. This is a fail safe light that warns the driver that the starting circuit has a fault and needs attention....
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My turn signals don't work, can a local auto zone fix it?
The customer service professionals employed at most big chain auto parts retailers are not mechanics, but sale associates. Some locations will install wiper blades and replace batteries within reason, but these individuals are not necessarily trained in the repair of...
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Truck cranks but won't start.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The EFI supplies power to the C/OPN relay. Check the wiring from the EFI and the C/OPN relay for any breaks. Use a digital ohm meter and check for a complete circuit in the...
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My car's center console has no power
Hello. If your center console and radio unit is no longer working after the battery is disconnected then it may be possible that a fuse has blown. I would check the vehicle's interior fuse box to see if any of...
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where is the fuse for the blower motor?
I would like to help, but you did not provide a vehicle model. This information is vital as the fuse panels differ between vehicle models. You can find the fuse legend in your vehicle owners manual or check the fuse...
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Blowing fusible links
Hello there: In most cases, when a fuse relay continues to break, it's an indication of an exposed wire that is causing a short circuit situation or a poor ground. As issue like this can be difficult to pinpoint, the...

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