2006 Chrysler Sebring fuse promblem

Tiny
JANETJ
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  • 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,509 MILES
Keeps on blowing fuses out of the blue no warning. Its always a different one never the same one then you put a new one in then you are good to go. But, I don't understand why it keeps on doing this.
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 5:42 PM

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Tiny
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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.

For intermittent problems like yours the bulb may be dim already. Watch what takes place when it gets bright. That's when the short is occurring. It could be due to the rocking of the engine when you shift between reverse and drive. It could be due to the body flexing when you drive over bumps in the road. The bulb limits current to a safe value when the short occurs, in this case about one amp. If the engine won't start with a brake light in the circuit, try a headlight bulb. The low beam filament will limit current to five amps, and the high beam filament will allow about six amps to flow.

When you're working with multiple fuses for multiple circuits, it's a good bet you're going to find wires in a harness rubbed through and grounding to the body sheet metal where the paint has been rubbed off, or where the harness is laying on a sharp metal bracket or hot exhaust parts.
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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I had same prob. Turned out to be ants in the engine fuse box and Driver's Side panel. I found them after looking under the box for a bolt I dropped. Bug spray and compressed air!
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Saturday, September 12th, 2015 AT 3:58 PM

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