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sapsz28 04-10-2009 09:33 PM

horn and dome light fuse keep blowing
 
Hi guys heres my dilema for 3 years not 1 fuse has blown now I keep blowing the horn/dome light fuse when the engine is turned on when I replace it with a 20 amp fuse (thats the one that was in there when i got the car) a small spark comes out of the fuse inlet,it works for about 2 minutes then the darn thing goes again,do I have the right size fuse ,I even tried a 25 amp but to no no avail, I dont know alot about electrical and i dont want to damage the fuse box,
what should i do ,the horns are grounded to the car with 2 power wires leading to them and the dome light works and is in tact before the fuse goes,
I'm so ticked I want to to beat something with a stick uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Any help would be greatly appreciated

carsavvycook 04-10-2009 10:10 PM

Does it have a separate fuse for the cig. lighter? Most vehicles combine all three functions into this fuse.

Unplug your phone charger, or anything that is plugged into the cig. lighter socket. Replace the fuse, and try it again. If the fuse does not blow there is a short in your phone charger, or whatever was plugged in.

If you have kids, check your lighter socket for foreign metal. I have found a Penny in one before.

bluesman2333 04-11-2009 07:26 AM

You have a grounded wire somewhere or a short in a part like the cigarette lighter mentioned above. If you get a wiring diagram, you can see where the circuit goes, starting at the fuse.

Your local library or autozone.com will probably be good bets for one.

sapsz28 04-11-2009 09:01 AM

blown fuse
 
Thanks boys the lighterbody which is attached by 2 wires was loose behind the dash, took it out recrimped the wires and Bobs your uncle.

Thank you all for your knowledge and support what a great group this is to be a part of.

302 Z28 04-11-2009 06:43 PM

[QUOTE=sapsz28] recrimped the wires and Bobs your uncle.[QUOTE]


Bobs your uncle :confused:

Vince

carsavvycook 04-11-2009 09:09 PM

I don't have an uncle Bob either. What could it meen?

302 Z28 04-11-2009 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carsavvycook
I don't have an uncle Bob either. What could it meen?

I duno :confused:

Vince

crownver 04-12-2009 12:11 AM

You guys teasing him? C'mon, everyone know's "Bob's your uncle"! No? Means "and there you go", "fait accompli", "done deal", "problem solved".

carsavvycook 04-12-2009 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crownver
You guys teasing him? C'mon, everyone know's "Bob's your uncle"! No? Means "and there you go", "fait accompli", "done deal", "problem solved".


Sorry, I am 52 and I have never heard of this expression. :thumbup:

Done Deal, and Problem Solved, yes I think I finally understand. Thank You :thumbup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob's_your_uncle
This link does not seem to work. I just Googled bob's your uncle and came up with this.

Still somewhat confused. :D

302 Z28 04-12-2009 03:41 AM

Must be a Canadian thing. :)

Vince

sapsz28 04-12-2009 05:45 AM

Blown fuse
 
Yeah Must be Eh. Gentlemen from the bottom of my heart it means IT WORKED and I thank everyone for it .UP here we know there isn't an actual uncle Sam but we do know who that reffers to,sometimes sarcasim has a way of putting a smile on ones face after having been frustrated over a car that means alot to me and my girls,I've got 3 daughters that think a 4speed V-8 rwd is the only way to drive, sorry if I offended any of you boys,Thanks for your support CROUNVER.

bluesman2333 04-12-2009 07:16 AM

I thought EVERYONE knew what that meant. Well, maybe now everyone does know, with the last two having just been filled in. :lol:

jon72vega 04-14-2009 03:02 PM

Here is the Wikipedia link regarding ""Bob's your uncle".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob%27s_your_uncle


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