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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...
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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HI, I have a BMW X6 2012. Everything works fine except that my phone doesn't detect the bluetooth and the usb port in arm rest is
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your are dealing with two separate issues. The USB port may need to be replaced, as they are prone to failure, but make sure you check the fuse first. It should be located in...
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Cost to change old fuse 2008 Mazda 3
Fuse replacement averages $72 to $91 but you can get an exact quote if you click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's fuse replacement service page. Fuses are located in a variety of spots in the car including in an...
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I have a 98 Toyota 4Runner and my brother put the car battery on backwards and it like had an explosion when we jump start it
Hello. When this occurs it will blow several fuses in the fuse box, it can burn some fusible links, and it can even damage the computers. I usually check and replace the fuses first and then recheck it. If the...
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What causes fuel injector fuse to blow in a 2007 Cobalt?
Yes, you are absolutely on the right track but to complete the diagnostic job you will need the complete circuit diagram (Factory Service Manual, for instance) because you will have to test all the different segments of the circuit until...
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Audio fuse keeps blowing after multiple attempts to change it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you jump-started the vehicle, you may have done damage to the radio. The radio itself may be continuously blowing the fuse as it is trying to turn on. You may want to try...
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Dave, are you near Huntington Beach? I am looking for a mechanic for my 2004 met 230K sport. It has 80,000mi on it. I have a cou
YourMechanic serves all of Huntington Beach. Repetitive fuse failures are caused by an underlying fault that exists in the circuit, such as overloading (perhaps due to binding parts causing motor overload) and short circuits. To resolve the seat control issue,...
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Car lights
It sounds like replacing the fuse fixed your issue for now. Fuses do not have a direction they have to be installed. The fuse does not have to be switched around. Let us know if you continue to have issues...
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Ford transit 2001 Hi, I had a short on my battery and my Transit ford does not turn on any lights. What can it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The short with the battery may have damaged fuses in the main fuse box. To check this, you will want to either visually inspect all of the fuses, or use a multimeter to electronically...
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Parasitic drain 2005 tahoe on ignition a fuse
Hello, thank you for writing in. Great job on the electrical testing thus far! A wiring diagram for the vehicle will work wonders for you if you can obtain one. If you are referring to the ignition switch fuse, then...
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Windshield Wipers and Lights not working.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The wiper's motor circuit may have a short somewhere that is blowing the fuse. Weather can not only cause corrosion but can stress out the wiper motors and cause them damage as well. Both...
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Radio won't turn off whole car is one. No lights are working on the radio console. None of the buttons are functioning
Hello, thank you for writing in. While checking your fuses is never a bad idea, specially with this many miles, it is most likely an issue with the radio itself. You can try swapping out the deck for a different...
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A fuse keeps blowing on my 2005 Dodge Dakota and I don't know if it's my wiring or the fuse box itself
Hi there. If there is a fuse that is blowing then that means that you have a short circuit. That can be anyplace in the electrical system which also includes the fuse box. I would need to know which fuse...
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audi tt mk1 interior lights
It sounds like you popped a fuse. Since it happened as soon as you turned on the passenger side light, the fault may be in the light assembly. The fuse panel is accessible on the left side of the dashboard...
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My power steering light came on and I checked the fluid (there was nothing in it). I added fluid and it still was hard to steer. S
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you have two issues with the power steering fluid at once, it would be very unfortunate. The lack of power steering fluid is cause for concern alone. If you are low or out,...
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The light bulbs on the tail lights work and I changed the fuse but the lights won't dim at night
Hello, thank you for writing in. You have covered the basics. You know the brake lights work, but they are not getting the power they should have under all circumstances. The most direct way, at this point, to find the...
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2016 jeep compass fog lights dont come it shows on dash that they are but the lights are not
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few things you can do to track down the issue. Start with checking the fuse. It should be located in the main fuse box under the hood, and the diagram on...
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I have a Subaru Impreza 2009 and the two charger ports do not work as aux and there is no aux cable input even though the radio aux.
Check the fuses with the auxiliary charging ports to see if they have burned. If the fuse is good, then there is an open or short within the wiring to the charging ports. The radio has an auxiliary wire attached...
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Electric windows driver side an passenger side not working stuck down
Hi there - check fuses first for a blown power window fuse. Your vehicle may also have an in-line circuit breaker which pops when the window motor is overloaded. If fuses are OK, listen to hear if the power motor...
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I need the fuse description for my 2010 Ford Expedition.
The information you are looking for should be in your owners manual. The manual will tell you where each fuse box is, describe the circuit each fuse controls and show the amperage rating of each fuse so when they are...
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Literally drove my truck next day went out nothing is working went tommy other truck it's doing the same thing took one to a shop
Hello, the fuses wont necessarily be the same fuse or fuse number. If you know they replaced a fuse for the radio and dome lights, you can check those fuses on the Tahoe, but there is no reason to think...

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