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Old 09-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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Electrical Short???

4wd High and 4wd Low lights flashing
4 x 4 does not work
Interior lights do not work
Power windows do not work

Followed these instructions and changed relays plus put in new #26 fuse
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=165216
Everything worked fine for about one day

Now fuse #26 (10 amp) keeps burning out... changed it four times!!!

Any thoughts????





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Old 09-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hello,

Right. Sounds like a bad short to me (why else would the fuse keep popping?). Do you have wiring diagrams for your vehicle? If so, I would go through each wire and check for burn-throughs, frayed connections, and proper grounding.

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Sounds like a short to ground if the fuse keeps popping. Do you have a meter or at least a test light? If so, trace back the power.




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Hello,

Right. Sounds like a bad short to me (why else would the fuse keep popping?). Do you have wiring diagrams for your vehicle? If so, I would go through each wire and check for burn-throughs, frayed connections, and proper grounding.

Good Luck,

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Thank you for the suggestion but to check the wires from the fuse panel looks a little taunting. Is there any other way to check for this problem without having to pull out the fuse pane?





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