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Electrical guru's...fuse started blowin'

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SkulzNBonz, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. SkulzNBonz

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    Electrical guru\'s...fuse started blowin\'

    Here' the deal, a couple of day's ago the fuse to my stereo, which also controls the power windows blew. Pulled the stereo, and traced the wiring and couldn't find a break in the wiring. This even happened with the stereo turned off. If it isn't obvious, I know diddily about electrical, other than it appears that I have a short. Should I use an ohm meter and test the wiring to the stereo and the windows? Any advice/insight is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Electrical guru\'s...fuse started blowin\'

    I wouldn't limit it to the stereo wiring causing the problem. It may be one of your power window switches. Start with unplugging your stereo wiring harness and replace the fuse, if it still blows, its likely not the stereo wiring. Do the same thing with the wiring going to your each of your window switches. If you unplug something and the fuse doesn't blow, you know you found the circuit causing the trouble.
     
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    Re: Electrical guru\'s...fuse started blowin\'

    Thanks Daniel, I knew there was a simple way to isolate this /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Re: Electrical guru\'s...fuse started blowin\'

    No problem. I really hate eletrical problems. I just had a problem with a stereo install on mine. What I thought was a ground wire wasn't and when I turned my lights on, the stereo would go off and it would blow the fuse to my parking lights. I traced it the same way I described above.
     
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    Any update on this?
     
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    Re: Electrical guru\'s...fuse started blowin\'

    Hey Daniel, yeah it's definatly in the window wiring, but it's not a "dead short". Used a little "hillbilly engineering", /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif and got everything up and going. Thanks.

    John
     
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    Re: Electrical guru\'s...fuse started blowin\'

    Just put a wire in the Fuse holder that way there is no Fuse to blow. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    First hand experience??? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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