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30 amp ignition fuse in engine compartment blows at start

Every time I replace the 30 amp fuse and go to start car it blows, I know its the right fuse and I cant see anything noticeably wrong with wiring. Any help is greatly appreciated

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    U have a shorted engine harness, pull the engine wiring harness out and look for bare or damaged wires.

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    30 amp fuse blowing all ignition lights turning off



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It sounds like a bad ignition switch or something is grounding out.Try to isolate the problem to key positions.See if the fuse blows when you turn the key to ACC(when your dash lights come on without starting)If the fuse does not blow then when you go to start it and it blows it could be one of many problems,the more common ones could be ignition switch,wiring,starter relay,starter soleniod,or perhaps the starter itself is shorting out,this can sometimes happen when a starter goes bad.

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