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2002 Kia Sportage: dash..back up lights, keeps blowing..fuses..rewire

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My 2002 Kia Sportage has been to Kia 3 times, this beeing the third time for 9 days, the problem is the fuse for the dash which are also the back up lights, keeps blowing. There is no general time this happens, 630 am or 830 pm. I have been through at least 5 pks of fuses, they want to rewire the car to see where the problem is coming from. I think this is a bad idea. If they cant find the problem could there be a electrical fire?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
 I don't think they want to rewire the car.What they are probably going to do is install fuse traps.In other words they are going to fuse each circuit that works off of that fuse independantly.That way when the individual fuse blows they will know what specific circuit is blowing the fuse.Very safe procedure and I would recommend it for a difficult to locate short.Sounds like you are in good hands with the technician doing the work.Most techs don't even know about doing that or are too lazy to try.
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: What about the electrical fire? Could there be one?
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: Could there be an electrical fire
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Davo/diablo666's Post: could there be an electrical fire
Expert:  Marc replied 11 years ago.
 

No there won't be an electrical fire that's what the fuses protect against if they do what  davo's talking about they will find the problem quickly.
Expert:  Davo replied 11 years ago.
 No fire that's why I said it is a very safe procedure.

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