Fuse panel location please?

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 200,000 MILES
My horn started going off for no reason and wouldn't stop until I cut the wheel to the left is it just a fuse that needs replaced? If so where can I find the fuse?
Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 4:35 PM

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Tiny
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Do you mean the horn is turning on or it's turning off? If it's turning on, why would you suspect a fuse? Here is a guide to help you check the fuses with the fuse location in the diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
TINKERMAN73
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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Hello. I have a 1998 chevy lumina. I have been having a problem with a parasitic drain. Battery would discharge in about 5 minutes. I check main grounds at the motor and cleaned them. I tested the battery and battery was good. Tested alternator and it was good! Ended up adding a second ground strap from battery to motor mount. Then it would hold a charge for give or take a day. But if run at night, it would discharge faster after shutting the car off. I decided to check into the fuse blocks. When I got to the fuse block on the drivers side, I found several broken wires at the leads. With this, I am amazed it even ran! LOL. Anyways, I am now in need to what wires go where and what color as well as a good cheap and feasable way to fix them. Thank you!
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You might want to test that battery again. There is nothing in that car that can kill a good battery in 5 minutes.

There is a procedure for finding a battery draw like that.

You will need a digital ammeter and a jumper wire with clips on the ends to do this.
First rig any door switches so you can have a door open without triggering the interior lights and unplug the hood light. Remove one battery cable and attach the meter in series between the battery cable and battery post. Take the jumper wire and also attach it the same way. Leave the jumper wire on for at least 10 minutes to expire all the automatic timers. Now remove the jumper wire and read the meter. Anything over 50ma is too much draw. The way you locate this is to start removing fuses one at a time until the meter drops to normal level. This will be the circuit with something staying on. Determine what components are part of that circuit and check them individually until the problem is isolated.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TINKERMAN73
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I know this, but without all of the circuits repaired, it would be hard to test them all. Again, I have several broken/missing wires on the bottom of the fuse block on the drivers side. I need to replace/fix these in order to find the problem. I have a sneaky suspision that one of two wires that were broken were being grounded out against the shock tower or did not complete a red wire circuit. This is the main help that I need is a color coded diagram to the wires on the bottom of the fuse box and where they go so that I can start by fixing those issues! Thank you.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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Can't help you there. Nothing like that made.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
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FOGUIE MCKINNIE
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  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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Where is the door lock fuse and relay
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Door lock relay is located just behind right side of the dash. Fuse will be #32 in the instrument panel fuse block, should be 20 amp fuse. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SOLTARIUS
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 3.1L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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Where is the windshield washer pump fuse located for a car listed above LS Sedan?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

It is fuse number 29 in the under dash fuse box. I attached three pictures. One is a portion of the fuse allocation legend, one a close up of where fuse 29 is located, and the other is the entire fuse box.

Here are a couple link you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Let me know if this helps or if you need additional help.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:30 AM (Merged)
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CREE24
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET LUMINA
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  • V6
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  • 215,000 MILES
The fuse is okay, but my fuse box keeps burning or overheating where the wire clicks in the fuse box and damages the fuse box. It has been changed before I think, but it has the same problem.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Hi Cree,

You have a short somewhere on that circuit. Which fuse is it? The reason is keeps popping is because the wire is carrying too much current and it is heating up and the fuse is the weakest link (by design). So now you need to start checking that circuit to try and find the source of the issue. More than likely you will find a rubbed through wire touching ground, or another wire.

Let me know which fuse it is and we can get a wiring diagram if you want to try and find this yourself. Thanks
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
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SLR1234
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No tail or I/P lights. Are they on the same fuse & where is it located?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Hello, check the park/lamps fuse, underhood electrical center. That fuse circuit should be hot all the time. The feed goes to the headlamp switch for both the dash and tail-lamps.
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TRISHLYNN77
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET LUMINA
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I have two wires at the solenoid with fusible links, one for the alternator, and one for the ignition wire. I have re wired this At least 12 times, and I have the same problem, the alternator wire fries at the fusible link. Can I take the fusible link out at the ignition wire?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You have a direct short on the alternator wire-disconnect it at the solenoid and check the wire to ground any continuity its shorted out-
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Maybe the wire needs to be replaced? As an example, a 14 gage fusible link should protect a 10 gage or heavier wire. Use a heavier gage wire or smaller fusible link. How much voltage is the alternator putting out?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Hello Ras, I didn't see you. Have a good day. It was my thinking the fusible link should have blown before it fried the wiring. Maybe I misunderstood?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Should have blown, the fusible link is 4X smaller than the wire it protects

Nice seeing you again-You have good one too-
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TRISHLYNN77
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Thanks guys, im using a 12 gauge fusible link for the 10 gauge alt wire. Alternator is putting out 14.5 within normal range. Thats what I am going to do today is just replace the whole wire through the harness back down to the solenoid. And if this doesnt help and I have the same problem two days from now, what else should I check?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TRISHLYNN77
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So down at the solenoid I have so many wires, the alternator wire and the ignition wire both are on a fusible link, do I need both fusible links? And shouldn't there be a ground specifically from the alternator? There are three wires from the alt, however, they are all red and none of them are grounded?
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 AT 10:31 AM (Merged)

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