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93 del sol si blowing #15 fuse under dash, when reverse Engaged.

 
Old 07-03-2019, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: 93 del sol si blowing #15 fuse under dash, when reverse Engaged.

Any idea which side of the car the plug is on in the engine bay shock tower that goes to that reverse switch? I could unplug it there and test the wiring for a short, which should lead me to either engine wiring, or chassis wiring....
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:47 PM
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Just thought of one more thing...., while I had it unpluged, I also checked the fuse slot and my tester beeped saying I had a complete connection "short"... before checking it I turned the key on and found out which side of the fuse was power, and done the test on the other side which should be going to the short.
Reinsert fuse 15 with the switch unplugged.

Turn key to ON(II).

Does the fuse blow?
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:48 PM
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Ok, now I'm confused.... I went back out and tested it in reverse with it unpluged, looked good since it didnt beep on my tester showing a short... checked the engine harness the same way and it beeped on both wires in the connector... so I wiggled them and it didnt change anything, still a solid beep showing a short.... so I cranked it with the reverse switch unpluged and put it in reverse and it didnt blow a fuse, now I put it in and out of reverse probably 30 times... then I plugged the switch back in and done the same thing with the engine running and the fuse didnt blow, and my reverse lights even worked that time.....🤦*♂️ so maybe when I was wiggling wires I moved it from where it was shorting out??? I was wiggling the harness that goes under the intake manifold.... pic is in reverse with it running... and i still have my gauges since the fuse never blew....
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Default Re: 93 del sol si blowing #15 fuse under dash, when reverse Engaged.

You can't pinpoint the short until you can reproduce the problem.

And you must not have done the short test correctly as it yielded false positive results for a short. Providing testing details would help sort it out.
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:42 AM
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Yes, if I could reproduce the issue I would have already found it myself... I reckon if I find the issue I will post it on here to help others out. All I know is after moving wires everything now works without blowing the fuse #15. I'm a mechanic not a electrician, so if I find it I will post it to help others out also... I checked again this morning with ignition on, in reverse, wiggling wires, and nothing happened, no fuse blown and everything is working. Car on Jack stands so I could go under and check out wires. Nothing is worn tru and shorting it doesn't look like. Only time will tell....
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No more issues since I wiggled the harness around, must be a short in the harness somewhere. I went ahead and zip-tied the harness up under the intake manifold but leaving it hanging so it isn't tight against anything. Still running good, no blown fuses yet. Hope this helps someone in the future...
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