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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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Hello, have 2001 Monte Carlo. Turn signals don't work. Replaced the turn signal switch and the hazard warning turn signal flasher. Still nothing.
Hi there. Check the lights fuses in the fuse box. If the fuses are good, then turn on the ignition key and check for power to the ignition switch on the fuse box. If there is power to the ignition...
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Ign sw fuse keeps blowing
Hello, thank you for writing in. You were right to look for a short in the system, but there are other causes for excess power in a system. The ignition switch itself pulls power from the charging system and the...
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First, the fuse 19 keeps blowing. When I hit the brake pedal my dash lights up. The third brake light acts like a running light.
Hi there. Check the wiring on the vehicle to the tail and brake lights. There is a cross short that is causing the lights to blow the fuses and make the tail lights brighter than normal. If you need further...
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Power steering and idling rpm issues - interior fuse box questions.
Hi there. If the car is stalling when turning the wheel sharp in a parking lot, then the power steering pump control valve is stuck and not working under a heavy load. I recommend replacing the control valve. If you...
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Turn signal non stop blinking and has a fast noise.
Hi there. Check the lights and see if there is a bulb that is burned out. A flasher will start to flash quickly when a bulb has burned out causing the power to be transferred to one light only and...
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Car will not crank or turnover
Check for continuity in the fuse block that is adjacent to the positive battery terminal. The block will sometimes corrode (due to its proximity to the battery) causing a no start condition. The blocks are replaceable as a unit. Once...
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My truck wont start
Hello there, you have a few different issues going on with your 2002 Ford F-350. When a fuse blows this is most often due to a short circuit or spike in electricity. The fuse is there to blow and save...
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How do i fix my power windows
Be sure you have not activated any interlock (safety switch, often a push button on driver side typically) that will disable individual window activation. A fault such as this is usually due to an electrical failure. If none of the...
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How much should my repairs cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the replacement of the positive battery cable, fuse, and repair to the engine harness on a 2008 Saturn Astra with a L4-1.8L engine.
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Electrical - car battery positive temporarily touched negative - where is the problem?
Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors on a vehicle such as those in the powertrain control module...
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no indicator light comes on when I turn the key on.
Check the fuses in the cab, flasher units and relays in the cab, and for any loose ground wiring under the dashboard that could lead up to the lights assembly. A fuse, flasher, relay, or a loose ground wire will...
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I toke out the horn fusse and all in the sudden the "check charging system" popped up what should I do for my Honda Accord 2014 EX
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle likely still drained the battery as whatever was setting off the security system continued to do so, even without the horn to audibly notify you. With that being said, try and start...
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What's causing my car not to start?
If the engine was running fine before and now the engine is not wanting to start after putting a new battery in and programming the keys, then there could be an issue with the fuel pump circuit. Check the fuses...
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Could the reason for my dashboard gauges not working be a fuses and or fuses needing to be replaced?
Depending on the vehicle year, make and model you may have a fuse that got blown. You may also have a shorted instrument cluster that has blown fuses or is just not making good contact with the wire harness connections...
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Interior dim lights out and won't come back on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuses that you need to check are located inside the cabin near the dashboard. These are the fuses pertaining to lights you are concerned with. Keep in mind the vehicle should always be...
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Battery fully drains within 1-2 days
You will need to scan the body control system to see if the radio is staying powered on after you turn off the truck and exit the vehicle. You can test this by open the driver's door after turning off...
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What number is the fuse for the reversing lights on a 2008 vectra c
The fuse for the back up lights is number 10 and is a 15amp fuse.
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Signal lights quit working, shifter can't move
Hi. We will be happy to assist you. More than likely the wiring inside of the fuse box specifically the connectors where the fuses were blown have lost contact or melted. This is very common on your make and model of...
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None of the windows on my 2005 300 will go down. How do I fix this?
Check the fuses in the fuse box on the inside of the cab. Look for the fuse to be burned on the window circuit. If the fuse is good, then remove the master cluster switch from the driver door and...
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The ignition fuse keeps on blowing.
Hi there. If the fuse is blowing immediately when you turn the ignition key, then it is a sign of a short in the ignition system. The short could have been caused a loose or frayed wire that is going...

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