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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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Car won't start Peugeot 307 Station Wagon
Hi - I suspect the cooling fan has seized or shorted. This is creating enough load to blow the fuse. Disconnect the cooling fan, replace the fuse, and retry starting the engine. Since the engine is starting the first time...
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Cant find the 33rd fuse in fuse box for drivers power seat
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are two fuse boxes located on the vehicle. One is under the hood in the main fuse box. It controls and protects the engine components. The other fuse box is located inside the...
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I have a 2004 Pontiac Montana and the air compressor does not work anymore. Could it be a simple fuse replacement?
Hi there. Check the fuses for any blown fuses. If the fuses are good and working, then check the clutch wire to the compressor and see if there is power with the air conditioning switch on high and fan on...
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Dome light liter and radio not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the make and model of your vehicle, it is hard to say what fuses may have been affected. With that beings said, check not only the radio fuse, but all other fuses...
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It won't start and the ECU is not found by scanner.
Hi there. First check the battery and make sure that there is 12.6 volts. If the battery is low, then the battery will need charged before testing again. Check the wiring from the battery to the fuse box and make...
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Brakes work just fine; ABS light on, speedometer non-responsive; put fuse in, and this corrects the problem and then the fuse blow
Hello, thank you for writing in. When a fuse blows repetitively the circuit is picking up excessive power from somewhere in the system. These issues can be difficult to trace out, but are typically done with a multi-meter. Due to...
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Brand new wiper motor keeps blowing the fuse.
If the wiper switch is in the "off" position and yet the fuse protecting the wiper circuit blows when you turn the ignition system on, there may be something wrong with the wiper switch itself in combination with a short...
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Car has no power unless key is turned to the on position. When off interior lights nor head lights work
Hi there. Check the fuses to the vehicle and see if any of them are burned. If the fuses are burned, replace them and see what circuit they were in to do a diagnostic troubleshooting if the fuse burns again....
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My 2014 Honda Civic was in a front end collis if I try to start only give check warnings
The ECU is probably not physically damaged. Electrical damage to the ECU depends on the circumstances of the accident, that is what kind of physical damage was done to the battery, vehicle wiring and so forth. Short circuits, disconnection of...
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My heater and airconditioner quit blowing out air.
Although the blower motor might not be running because a fuse blew, the problem is fuses usually blow due to an electrical malfunction in the circuit such as a short. Fuses are simply "protection devices" and when they blow it...
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nissan navara egi fuse blows after replacement engine light nott working now oil splatters near the radiator timing chain was rece
It sounds like you have an electrical fault, an oil leak, and also a noise. The repeat fuse failures means there is a short circuit in the circuit the fuse is protecting. That short circuit can be identified and repaired...
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Dashboard light and needles have stopped working. I can not see what speed I am doing or anything else. What can I do??
Hi - check your fuses, this sounds like the instrument and gauge cluster fuse or voltage regulator is blown. For additional assistance, I would recommend an electrical inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will...
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Ignition fuse keeps blowing
The ignition circuit fuse blowing and the problem with the blower motor are almost undoubtedly not related. In particular, if the blower motor works, on any speed, while at the same time the ignition circuit fuse is blown or otherwise...
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heater fan wont work
I recommend you request an electrical diagnostic on the blower motor circuit. It has to be determined if 12 volts is being delivered to the blower motor when the blower motor switch is on, in any or all switch positions....
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Horn/rear brake light fuse constantly blowing
Hello there, many common faults will cause the horn and rear brake light fuse to constantly blow on your 2006 Honda Civic. When a fuse blows after it has been replaced this indicates there is a electrical issue. The most...
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My wife unplugged one of the fuses to my car, that supposedly went to the horn but now my car wont start.
Hi there. When pulling the fuse out at the car alarm is tripped will set the security system in the vehicle. Putting the fuse back in will only cause the security to stay on. Try disconnecting the battery and waiting...
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No power to half my fuses. Car was crunk
If you request an electrical system diagnostic, a certified Mechanic will use the Factory Service Manual wiring diagrams and trace the circuit(s) supplying the "dead" segment of the fuse box back to the source. Obviously, there is a break in...
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Bad Ignition switch Symptoms
If upon actuating the ignition switch you hear "crackling" noise in the dash, that could be due to arcing or a faulty component such as a relay that happens to be in the circuit that you are powering with the...
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Main relay, EMS1 fuses, and EMS2 fuses are missing. Do I need these parts?
Hi there. The codes are coming up for the camshaft position sensor, Oxygen sensor, EGR valve, and evaporative system not working. The fuses for EMS1 and EMS2 and the main relay vary depending on what Aveo model you have. If...
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Why does my brake light fuse keep blowing?
The brake light switch is powered by the fuse and then powers the rear brake lights and third brake light also. The power also goes into the body control module to signal to unlock the shifter interlock. I would first...

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