I am blowing fuses for my dash

Tiny
ROAN
  • 1997 FORD ASPIRE
  • 120,000 MILES

The fuse which controls my dashboard lights, gas gauge and heat gauge as well as my turn signals keeps blowing out whenever I start my car? I have replaced the fuse twice, but whenever I start my car, about 1 second after I hear an audible click and the fuse goes out, none of my other fuses are effected by this.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:06 PM

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Tiny
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What if you just turn the key to the run position without starting it?

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Will the fuse still pop?ALso do you have a test light?

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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The fuse still goes even if I just turn the key to run, and I do not have a test light.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:22 PM
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Your going to need a test light I was going to have you check and see if you had a dead short to that fuse.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:28 PM
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U need a wiring diagram for that circut. So u can trace this short. Unplug everything and see where the shorted componant or wire is at. This is where u start. Ty for using 2carpros

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:49 PM
Tiny
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Thats where the test light would help to isolate the short with a visual feed back.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:57 PM

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