1998 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles
I'm having the 15A fuse on the "Tail Lights" fuse burn out, twice in just a few months. I've also had the break switch melt twice so far, IAC went bad as well. I just had the timing belt replaced and have had the A/C replaced last year.
The only electrical work I think was done before I bought this car (just over a year ago) was an aftermarket stereo was installed which was pulled and they replaced the factory stereo when I bought the car. I've since installed my own aftermarket stereo with harness and I don't see anything wrong with the harness or the wires behind the dash that connect to the stereo and no signs of a short or ground that I can see.
After I bought the car I did find some black electrical type tape stuck near the license plate light, actually right on it on the right? Don't know if that means anything or not?
Any ideas as to what is causing my electrical problems. I don't know if they are related or not but the 15A fuse blowing twice is telling something isn't right. I been told the IAC could be due to the bad timing belt but what about the break switch is that on the same circuit as the tail lights or could it be related to the previous stereo install. Amp, cd changer. Etc or just a bare wire being grounded somewhere?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 AT 9:46 PM