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A fuse blows when there is too much current drawn thru it. Let's say it is for the radio. If the radio is turned off and the fuse blows immediately then the power wire to the radio has a bare spot somewhere and is touching the metal of the car or the power wire is touching the negative wire. If it blows when you turn it on then the radio has a short inside or a malfunction causing it to draw too much current.
Let's say it is for the dome light. If you put the fuse in with the door closed and the dome light is set for DOOR and blows right away then the short is in the wire leading to the door switch or the switch is shorting out, letting + touch the - metal body of the car. The entire body is negative. That is why there is usually only one big thick black wire on the battery for negative. If the fuse blows when the door is opened, then the switch is probably shorting out, or the wires going to the dome light.
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What ha happend is the door interlock shorted and blew the rcd. However in doing so it al blew a triac on the timer..

This is very easy to repair if you know how to get to the timer... but you also have to replace the door inter lock...

Solder a bit of wire between the connections on the timer...

If you follow the neutral wire back fro mthe door interlock upto the timer then you will see what i mean by it blowing the triac...

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