The car is a 2003 Honda Civic SI 2.0 liter with 170,000 miles on it. The car is completely stock except for an aftermarket head unit (which has been running warm) and speakers. I do not have an amp or anything else attached to the electrical system. I was driving with music on and the charging system light came on, my speedo stopped working, and the electrical power steering light came on. Checked the voltage with a multimeter and it was approx 12.5 volts. The car has the original alternator and I replaced the battery 5 months ago. The fuse for the alternator was blown so I replaced that (i didn't have the multimeter with me when I replaced the fuse) and after driving approx 10 miles the fuse blew again. Where should I start to fix this? Could the old alternator cause a temporary short that blew the fuse? I had a CEL code for the electrical load detector-high voltage p1298 (which I replaced and the code didn't go away when cleared) and a faulty 02 sensor which I have not replaced. Any insight would be helpful.
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 AT 4:53 PM