FUSE 13 BURN ALL THE TIME

  • Tiny
  • effi lahav
  • 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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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:14 PM

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  • fixitmr
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You need a wiring/fuse path diagram.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
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  • effi lahav
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Thats what I have, but I realy dont know, were to get from here.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 9:11 PM
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Well, it looks like DIM and multi switch are on same fuse.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 10:02 PM
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  • effi lahav
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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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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 10:29 PM
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Unplug both items and replace fuse. Plug back in to see which is offender

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 10:30 PM
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Which unit is the "multi switch" ?

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 10:33 PM
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Its your steering column turn stalk(and more).

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 11:36 PM
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Yes it is. No problem. ?

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 2:06 AM
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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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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 4:00 AM
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  • effi lahav
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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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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 5:20 AM

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