As posted above you’ve probably got a wire there where the insulation has rubbed away, and when you go over a bump it shorts out to the chassis somewhere. It also but not always effects the power windows and A/C. Pop in another spare fuse it starts right up... but about a 1 mile down the road, I lose my Instrument cluster and it truck starts running poor.... but I got it 16 miles to the house.. A fuse is a fuse though. It’s possible you just have a worn out dimmer switch for the dash lights. Not bad to replace. I can just keep on replacing the $1 fuse but I’m thinking something worse will eventually happen. @bknigt31 When I arrived at work my car wouldn’t start up again. # 6 07-22-2006, 12:54 PM mpe235 at first it would start, then blow the fuse in a few minutes or so. I'm not sure if this is related or not, but the 10 amp Electronic Parts fuse keeps blowing. I figured maybe my alternator or battery. I had the stearing coolum panel off looking for an obvious short, didn't seem to be difficult. Replacing the fuel pump should correct this problem. the blower motor fuse is inside the car on the driver side lower dash. Asked by GuruYC46V Mar 06, 2018 at 04:30 PM about the 1994 Nissan Pickup 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Question type: Maintenance & Repair Why does my 1994 d21 Nissan hard body keep blowing the tail light fuse seems an obvious trouble shooting start. I disconnected all of the connectors (one at a time) for the seat adjutments and still got the ground.Any hints? The Meter fuse controls the circuit energizing the odometer in the instrument cluster. when we got it back home my dad took the pulse off the battery and the car had turned off, so we thought the alternator was bad so we got it replaced but even when … What stops working when the fuse blows? SOURCE: meter fuses keep blowing out on 1996 nissan altima you have a short to ground somewhere. I saw him taking out a multimeter and testing stuff. i am terrible with acronyms. Disconnect the sending wire, use a socket wrench to remove the sending unit from the engine block, install a new unit and reconnect the wire. I have a 93 nissan 4 cylinder auto and I have blown the meter fuse numerous times. I assumed it was the dashboard lights or else it was a European term. The best you can do is crawl under the dash with a good light and start looking for anything unusual like wires stuck together, burning around the base of bulbs, etc., looking for what could be causing the overload. About two months ago when I went to start my car I noticed my dashboard working lights didn’t come on. Battery fuse keeps blowing! everytime i turn the key over the ignition meter fuse blows (10 amp). That's why I called it the meter fuse. Test the fuse, with the ignition key on, using the 12-volt test light. In this video I run down my processes of find a short to ground on a 2005 Nissan Altima that keeps blowing the fuse for the throttle control. Remove the screws and it comes off. This could be a real shortcut to saving time and money. Car started back and perfect. @TwinTurbo found the kind of information you can use! I usually isolate it by going through the wiring schematic and disconnecting areas of the circuit until I find the short. Locate the fuse for the blower motor in the owners/service manual. defintely let us know. now it does it as soon as you crank it. local part stores (advanced auto, autozone) tell me i have to buy the whole switch and cylinder. the switch is $27 and the whole thing is $144. hey guys i have a 200o GU ute that keeps blowing the meter fuse. Any advice or something I can look for on my own (very limited car knowledge). If the fuse blow there is usually a short in the circuit powering the instrument panel or in the connections at the back of the instrument panel. If a fuse blows, or a relay fails, the computer will pick up the signal and activate the Check Engine Light to alert the driver that a problem has occurred. Discussion Starter • #1 • Mar 9, 2009. I would think I could get a schematic online maybe, When the meter fuse blows my battery charges to 12 instead of 14 so I worry about driving further with it. SOURCE: engine 1 fuse keeps blowing when you turn the key. Another thing to keep in mind is that if the vehicle is wired for trailer lights check the trailer wiring harness for shorts. The schematic will show what is in the circuit and you can go from there. Thank you. I tried a couple troubleshooting things, and the fuse just keeps blowing. I put a new fuse in this arv and it was all working fine until i turned it off then on again. Would the crack in the header be the reason for the code? Average failure mileage is 147,950 miles. blows when you turn the key. ... my '96 nissan pickup started running hot and I was not losing fliud. The fan comes on, the oil is not milky so I changed the thermostat. Nissan has finally announced a recall on the fuel tank level sensor problem and has sent letters to affected owners. Sometimes it'll prime for a few seconds then pop, sometimes right away. hope that fixes it but if not then we'll troubleshoot with you some more. Be prepared to pay a mechanic for his time to chase this down. The fuse for the power windows is blowing (also affects seat adjustment power). Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 6 of 6 Posts. If you have questions, phone 1-800-647-7261 - Nissan Consumer Affairs. But unclear…. I took my car to my mechanic and told him the above. Wiring can be easily fixed if you can find the short. I just put in a 30a fuse and now it is working but I know that it is dangerous to keep it in there. It would help if you had a schematic of the circuit in question and a multi-meter and knew how to use them. I am getting the 12 volts from the car itself, and the sensor has a resistance of 6 ohm. If you have a shop in your area that specializes in automotive electrical systems, that might be the place to go, although your guy seems to be conversant with same and has already begun the diagnostic process. ... Have a 10 amp meter fuse that kept blowing. Yeah I don’t know what a meter fuse is either or a gas gasze. w/b means white wire with a black tracer (stripe), http://www.napaonline.com/masterpage...itch&VehCode=Y, http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=410&ptset=A. is it easy to replace? any ideas of what it would cause this to happen? I first tried replacing it, and that worked for a couple days. I saw him taking out a multimeter and testing stuff. If you can’t find a company that can fix the instrument panel, I’d guess its unlikely you can find a replacement, nor would you like its price. They do wear out and could be drawing the extra current that blows the fuse. The fuses … BTW, a mirror can be very helpful when looking under the dashboard. I could find out the cause. One of the first symptoms of a blown fuse or relay is an illuminated ABS Light. Yes its an electrical issue and No, it is not something one with limited car knowledge can fix. Check this out- http://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/altima/5651-97-altima-meter-fuse-blowing.html. If the instrument cluster has power, then check for ground. the car started fine but would not shift out of park. 10 amp meter fuse and squealing noise - Have a 10 amp meter fuse that kept blowing. at first it would start, then blow the fuse in a few minutes or so. was considering that. … There is a little panel you can remove. Does the fuse blow when you crank the engine or just when you turn the key on? Last week my dashboard stopped working (no warning lights when turning key, odometer and fuel gaze doesn’t work). Engine 1 fuse powers the computer and some sensors. After you have the cover off look at the ignition key cylinder. Look for worn wires, loose connections, any work recently done. Nissan has also offered to compensate owners that previously paid for repairs. Attach the clip lead of the test light to a good ground like a bolt screwed into metal, and touch the sharp probe end to the terminals on the fuse. I took my car to my mechanic and told him the above. So I tried to recharge with no luck. The fuse is for the instrument panel gauges. The fuse may be labeled gauges, cluster, or something similar. gonna call the part store and see if they have one for it. Posted on Dec 09, 2008 Disconnect the big connector at the transmission under the car and see if the short stops and fuses don't go. I replaced my meter fuse and everything back to normal. blows when you turn the key. turn the truck off, won't start back up. Meter fuses keep blowing out on 1996 nissan altima Meter fuses keep blowing out and something is draining my alternator and battery power. now it does it as soon as you crank it. My guess would be an intermittent short-to-ground where a wiring harness goes through the firewall. No other fuse gets blown but the meter fuse. Help! I put a new lint trap in also a new heating element. Cargo light Fuse #20 - 10A - Fuse block Parking, license plate and tail lamp. Likely there is a short in the instrument panel assembly itself or in the wiring to the panel. i opened the stearing collum and there are no vissible shorts. Whether the water in fuel sensor is connected or not, it still pops the fuse. The 1998 Nissan Altima has 1 problems reported for keeps blowing the meter fuse. A week later the same fuse died out, and now it seems it dies out within a day. If this does not repair the problem, replace the temp gauge in … I do have a multimeter and know how to use it. Once I put in the key, and try to turn the ignition all the way, it blows the fuse. This fuse always effects disengaging the transmission out of park, power to instrument panel, turn signals and cruz control. I drove to work (5 miles away). CSA, Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, http://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/altima/5651-97-altima-meter-fuse-blowing.html. good luck. Another cause of an ECM 1 fuse consistently blowing is a fuel pump problem. i've never done it before. If the fuses check out okay, then check for power at the instrument cluster. If the ECM fuse keeps blowing, then there is a definite electrical short. My best guess was speedometer/odometer. 1991 pathfinder might have to buy whole thing...please help!!! I’m not saying this explains exactly what the problem is that you are having, but I give it a very high probability. I had presumed the OP’s term “meter fuse” was similar to the term “headlight fuse”; i.e. Info on TSB: (Nissan TSB #NTB03-018 Issued February 21, 2003) 2000-2003 XTERRA; FUSE 39 OPEN, SIDE MARKER AND TAIL LIGHTS INOPERATIVE I figure it is an electrical problem. The most common causes of the fuses blowing are a failing fuel pump or a short circuit. I have measured a hard ground (0 ohms) on the load side of the fuse block. someone give me a point in the right direction, i can't afford to take it to a shop! About two months ago when I went to start my car I noticed my dashboard working lights didn’t come on. I’m thinking some sort of electrical issue? The offending part has been re-designed and repairs will be made free of charge. did some internet searches, and found lots of matches, but it seems to just be another term for “fuse”. The ABS Light will become illuminated once the computer has detected that there is a problem with the system. **@TwinTurbo : **Check this out- http://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/altima/5651-97-altima-meter-fuse-blowing.html It's not for one specific meter. Trace the wire from your temp gauge back into the engine to your Nissan temperature sending unit. - Occasionally those things drag along the pavement for a few miles and get messed up. I drove to work (5 miles away). I can down to Alabama to pick up my xterra and the battery wa dead. Fuses are over current protection devices which means that you either have a short to ground (possibly intermittent) somewhere in the circuit or enough added resistance in the circuit that the current drawn by the pump is enough to blow the fuse. Fuse Keeps Blowing. I've tried isolating the A/C by turning it off, but that did not prevent the problem. Might have to buy the whole thing is $ 144 'll prime a... 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