Ignition fuse

Tiny
WESLEY YATES
  • MEMBER
  • 2004 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
My ignition fuse keeps blowing everytime I try to start. Ive searched for burnt or broken wires cant find any. Can the solinoid b causing a short causing the fuse to blow. Any sugestion would b great
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 AT 9:35 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
CARADIODOC
  • EXPERT
A trick to narrowing this down is to replace the blown fuse with a light bulb. Insert a pair of spade terminals in place of the fuse, then use a pair of small jumper wires to connect those to a brake light bulb. The bulb will limit current flow to a safe value of around one amp. When the circuit is turned on and the short is present, the bulb will be full brightness and hot so don't let it sit on carpeting or against a plastic door panel. Now you can unplug things and move wiring harnesses around to see what makes the short go away. When it does the bulb will get dim or go out.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 AT 3:15 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links