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Unread 01-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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I hate electical

So i mounted some new fog lights on my jeep but when i connected the power to the fusebox the fusable link fuse blew, as well as the power to my cd player, cigarette lighter plug thing, and my heater. its cold and i cant drive hearing my engine and tires all the time. i checked the wiring on the other side of the fusebox and didnt see any burnt wires, and the fuses are fine, but there are 3 spots on my fusebox that arent getting power anymore, they happen to all be next to eachother. turned out my hot wire from the lights got pinched in the dash panel and shorted when it touched the body. but i want my heat and radio back! helpp please

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Unread 01-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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So undo whatever caused the short and replace the fusable link.
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Unread 01-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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i replaced the fusable link but it was running from the light switch to the fuse box. and we ran the lights directly to the battery so that we wouldnt mess anything else up. but the heater and stuff still doesnt work
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Unread 01-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #4
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First, you should be running a relay to all your external high draw appliances. This allows you to run fused leads directly from the battery or solenoid. It also keeps you from overloading the existing fusebox.
That being said, you will need to test each fuse and holder with a test light. If you find everything dead, then drop the box and inspect the back of it for any damage. If you find none, you will need to identify the dead lead and trace it back.
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Unread 01-08-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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Turn Signal Also Dead?

Here is a schematic of the fuse box and ignition switch.


There are two fuseable link and if the one for the fuse box blew then nothing will work.

But there could be a problem with the fuse box and or ignition switch so you will have to get out your test light and start finding out were the power stops.
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Unread 01-09-2010, 01:07 AM   #6
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For anyone modifying or contemplating modifying anything in the electrical system of a vehicle, I'd strongly suggest going to your local community college and taking a basic electricity course. Well worth the expense and time.
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