Q: Fuse keeps popping in car

asked by on February 14, 2016

My car has a green 30 fuse attached to the battery. If I have too many things running, the car shuts off, and the fuse pops out. When it does this, I have to replace the fuse before the car will start up again.

After looking at the wiring diagrams for your car, I cannot find any 30 amp fuses in the fuse box location you describe. I see all different sizes up to an 80 amp. Most big ones are 40 or 50 amp. You may have been using too small of a fuse, or have something causing a short. Check your owner’s manual to make sure you are putting in the correct size fuse first. Then if you still have issues, I recommend that you have a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, come by and perform an electrical problems inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Accelerate

You may be having an engine misfire. If your check engine light is on then have a computer scan to see what codes are stored to find the cylinder that is misfiring and may need spark plugs and ignition coils...

I have a Honda Accord 2006 . I hear a noise when I turn the wheel n than notice when I open the hood that there was power steering

Hello, thank you for writing in. The low fluid levels are why you are hearing noises and having issues turning (or will be soon). While you can already see there is a leak, we need to find out what exactly...

i have a nissan micra k11 which wont start

Hi there. I would recommend checking all of the fuses under the dashboard. There should be several fuses in a box, one of which will be a 15 amp fuse that is responsible for the dashboard lights. If any of...

Related articles

How to Buy RV Batteries
RV RV (recreational vehicle) batteries come in many different types, and what type is best depends on the useage and conditions the RV will be exposed to. Unlike cars, RV’s use multiple batteries. These batteries are used to power many...
All About Car Battery Chargers
Everyone Everyone has experienced a dead car battery from time to time. It’s common occurance, especially in winter, when batteries have to work even harder to get you to where you want to go. Fortunately, there’s a solution. A portable...
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuse
Fuses 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 fuses and relays in vehicles that...