Mechanics

FUSE 13 BURN ALL THE TIME

2000 Cadillac Deville • 130,000 miles

In my Deville 2000, fuse #13 blow all the time. I checked that there is 12v from the DIM To one side of the fuse, I checked the license plate lights, and all o.K., No shortage or cuts in the wires.
Where can I look that can cause the fuse to burn?
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Effi lahav
December 21, 2011.



You need a wiring/fuse path diagram.


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Fixitmr
Dec 21, 2011.
Thats what I have, but I realy dont know, were to get from here.


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Effi lahav
Dec 21, 2011.
Well, it looks like DIM and multi switch are on same fuse.


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Fixitmr
Dec 21, 2011.
The DIM and multi switch are on fuse #13, thats blows. The DIM output (to the the fuse) is 12v which O.K. What units do I need to look for shortedg?


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Effi lahav
Dec 21, 2011.
Unplug both items and replace fuse. Plug back in to see which is offender


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Fixitmr
Dec 21, 2011.
Which unit is the "multi switch" ?


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Effi lahav
Dec 21, 2011.
Its your steering column turn stalk(and more).


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Fixitmr
Dec 21, 2011.
Yes it is. No problem. ?


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Effi lahav
Dec 22, 2011.
You lost me. Diagram shows 3 possible end points for voltage from fuse. 1 of them must be causing short. Have you found which 1?


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Fixitmr
Dec 22, 2011.
What I understand (and it’s not much, since I know very little about electrical). I can see: 1. DIM that provide the 12v to the fuse (so it cannot be shortage)
2. The Turn signal which works o.K. (Unless it can be short but I don’t know how to check)
3. The 2 license lights that also works o.K. (Unless it can be short but I don’t know how to check)

It’s possible that I think its all wrong, Can you please direct me how to check the 3 of them for short? (I defiantly can check for short)


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Effi lahav
Dec 22, 2011.
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