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Old 11-09-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Keeps popping fuses ??

I was driving down in the desert last night with my fog lights on ......then all of a sudden they went out ........so I pulled over took out the fuse it was popped/ burnt changed the fuse turned on the switch and popped another fuse so I tried one more did the same thing what could be wrong

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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are they the factory fog lights or aftermarket?

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:11 PM   #3
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are they the factory fog lights or aftermarket?
Aftermarket.........Hella lights, spliced in factory fog light, running off stock jeep switch ...........it has been this way for about a year ?? first time problem with fuses
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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You probably have a pinched or nicked wire. (A short)
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You probably have a pinched or nicked wire. (A short)
That's what I thought last night after I keep replacing fuses, but today looked couldn't spot it any bad area ??? I will check again tomorrow when I get a home
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disco the lights and turn the fog light switch on, does it pop fuses again?

If yes then its a nicked wire, if no, then the lights are overloading it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:30 AM   #7
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disco the lights and turn the fog light switch on, does it pop fuses again?

If yes then its a nicked wire, if no, then the lights are overloading it.
Ok I unplug wire, put in new fuse, tuned on .......it did not pop fuse ...plug wire back turned on and it poped fuse..... no nick in wire I checked .... so is the fuse 20 amp. to small ??? the lights have been working fine
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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Don't put in a larger fuse than what is needed. You know your voltage is 12VDC and the wattage of your lights is _?
Here is the easy way, fill in any two blanks and the calculator will fill in the rest.
Ohms Law Calculator
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Also unplug each light one at a time (at the light) to help isolate the short. I have had lights short out internally.
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Also unplug each light one at a time (at the light) to help isolate the short. I have had lights short out internally.
OK ......I unplugged driver side fog light only turned on switch, blew fuse
........plugged driver side fog light back together, unplugged passenger side fog light.............. turned on switch fuse did not blow , but the light did not turn on
what the heck is going on

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