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HYUNDAI ELANTRA RADIO PROBLEM

2002 Hyundai Elantra • 150,000 miles

2002 elantra keeps blowing fuse for dome lights and the radio or door chimes dont work either, I never changed radio its still the factory radio, this problem just started
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November 4, 2012.



A simple trick to finding a short is to replace the blown fuse with a pair of spade terminals, then use small jumper wires to connect them to a 12 volt light bulb. A brake light bulb works well. When the circuit is live and the short is present, the bulb will be full brightness and hot so be sure it's not laying on the carpet or against a plastic door panel. Now you can unplug electrical connectors and move things around to see what makes the short go away. When it does, the bulb will get dim or go out.

Caradiodoc
Nov 4, 2012.