Car stalled and won't start again

Tiny
DBROWN77
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  • 2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
I was driving my 2000 grand prix and used the turn signal while tapping the brake. Suddenly, the car shuts off but the ravioli and heat was still on. There was no pier surge or anything. Everything else functioned as normal without skipping a beat. When I came to a complete stop, I put it into park and tried to remove the key. It wouldn't come out or and I couldn't shift out of park. Also, when I turned the key forward to try to start the car, nothing happened at all. It was if I never turn the key in the first place. So I popped the hood and took the ignition fuse out of "maxi 5" and it blew out. Every fuse I put in, no matter how strong, did the same thing. Since I know very little about cars, I'm turning to you for an answer as to what can the problem be?
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 AT 7:26 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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So Maxi fuse #5 40 amp blows the instant you place in fuse box?
Where you able to get key out of Ignition?
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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Yes. My buddy showed me where the release button was on the steering column. He all stuck some wire in the fuse port to see if we could notice wires smoking some where but it burned up right away. He thinks that there my be wires crossed some where but is not sure
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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Sorry for the late response. I'm at work for three more hours. The fuse blew when I was taking it out. Now, if I try to put one in it will blow right away
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
HMAC300
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Both of these wires ign fuse 1 and 2 go directly to ignition switch they are both red wires and probably larger than other wires. If the fuse blow immediately and key is off either the switch itself is shorted out or the wires leading to it. Try putting a circuit breaker into it like 20 amp so no more damage will be done and see if using a compass can find the short. The sometimes go crazy when you run it by the harness. This will have to be fixed before even trying to start the car, assuming no damage has been done to any modules. It may be a bad ignition switch so try disconnecting that and see if you can put a regular fuse in. Also if something has been recently installed check that as it may be the problem or things like screws go into the harness and short it out.
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Monday, May 25th, 2015 AT 10:14 AM

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