1996 Dodge Ram Radio, power door lock, rear mirror and dome l

Tiny
RAMUSTANG
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
Electrical problem
1996 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117xxx miles

Suddenly my radio, door lock, power mirror and dome light stopped working. What would cause of this? Thanks for the help.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 9:06 AM

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Tiny
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Hi ramustang,

Thank you for the donation.

Since so many items failed at the same ime, the most likely cause would be a blown fuse.

Check the power distribution center fuses # 19/20 ( 15 A ).
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 7:11 AM
Tiny
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Hi KHlow2008 Fuse #20 it the one. But now when I put the new fuse that one blow too.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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We have good news and bad news.

Good news ia we know where to start looking for.

Bad news is there are so many components using the fuse and any of them could be the culprit.

We would have to do the elimination process to locate the source.

Was anything done prior to this occuring?
Does the fuse blows immediately when a new one is installed or it blows only when a component is operated?
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 11:15 AM
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Nothing was done. The only thing I remember it that I broke the connector on the wood light that illuminates the engine compartment the same day that the fuse blow the firth time. Well, I replace the fuse Monday morning and melted Tuesday night. And came home immediately replace the fuse and that one melted immediately I put that sucker up.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 9:23 PM
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Bingo, We got it.

The fuse is also linked to the underhood illumination bulb. Check the bulb and its holder for shorting. If the bulb is broken, use a plier to remove the filament to prevent it from shorting.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 10:42 AM

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