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Ignition fuse keeps blowing

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Niveyinc, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Aug 15, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    Niveyinc

    Niveyinc [OP] New Member

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    I have a 93 wrangler with the 4 cylinder engine. I was driving the other day and the gauges all shut off and it died. Anything the key needs to be on for doesn't work. I started checking fuses under the hood and the 40 amp maxi fuse for the ignition was blown. I towed it home. Put another fuse in and it blew right away. I disconnected the battery and put another one in and as soon as I connected the battery it blew too. Does anyone know what it might be?
     
  2. Aug 15, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Sounds like you have a positive cable touching ground someplace.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2016 at 7:56 PM
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    While it can be almost anywhere, look for a burnt/melted/exposed wire under and behind the dash. Of course, you should look under the hood too. I have seen wires rub under the dash until they became exposed and short out. It is a good thought to look at any added wires for accessories you or someone else added simply because they are more likely to have this happen. However, any hot wire tied to the ignition switch can do it.

    Good luck. Make sure to post what you find out...when you find out. Wheel safe!!
     
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  4. Sep 2, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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  5. Sep 13, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    How is this going??
     
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