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Intermittently popping 60A IGN fuses...Ideas

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by 86bandit, August 8, 2011.

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    1. 86bandit

      86bandit New Member

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      Hi guys,
      I'm new to the forums but having an issue with my 93 Explorer XLT. Recently while driving the truck began to loose all power for a fraction of a second, start running again after backfiring through the muffler. Eventually it blew the 60A IGN fuse in thepower distribution panel under the hood. Of course when I got it home and checked the circuit with a volt meter it did not show a dead ground as I expected.

      It would be great if someone could send me or point me toward an electrical diagram of this circuit so I can begin troubleshooting. Of course if anyone has had this experience before I would like to hear from them as well.

      Thanks,
      David
       
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    3. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      We had a similar issue with our X. It started to blow the fuse more often, but like you, it still wasn't bad when we got it home.

      The fuse we were blowing was the 60 amp fuse that went to the ignition switch.

      I dropped the steering column and started to look around and push/pull/yank on all the wires and viola a wire came out. Someone had tapped into an ignition switch wire to install the stereo (before me) and the wire had pulled from the wire nut so it would short out on metal under the dash.

      ~Mark
       
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      I'll have a look this evening. Thanks for the reply.
       

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