Hello Bernie and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
Which exact fuse is blowing?
The meter fuse in the fuse box on the driver side kick pad. Fuse no 22 on the fuse box cover
This fuse powers the trip control and the cruise control system.
Accordingly, you need to disconnect the components on these circuits, and put a fuse, and then the fuse should not blow (as nothing is on...put the components (connect them) back one by one, until the fuse blows again, then you know which exact circuit (or component) is causing this. So you check the specific wiring you got to, and if the wiring is good, you check/replace the component.
Get back to me with your findings, or if further assistance is needed.
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What components are in this system,(what do I unplug).If I apply hand brake just enough to cancel drl fuse does not blow.
The creuise control unit (in engine bay), the cruise control switch, here are some details:
And the instrument cluster.
The illumination fuse, is another than fuse 22?
and have you tried disconnecting the instrument cluster?
was the vehicle in some sort of bad weather, where water ingress is a possibility?
Get back to me with your findings, and if the problem persists, with the fuse number so we proceed accordingly.
Best of luck !
So now the illumination fuse is the problem... when you turn the lights on, and fuse blows, which lights stay on, and which ones go off?
That is a great explanation (and diagnostics), here's how i would proceed:
Remove the tail light connectors, the headlamp connectors, get to the relays under dash and in engine compartment: check all these for any loose connectors, broken wires, water ingress etc...
And then, if the problem persists, you need to remove the connectors again, and refit one by one, while trying to turn the lights on, everytime, to see when the fuse gets blown. The last component connected when the fuse blows, would need thorough checking, and its wiring as well.
As you have a short circuit causing this, and the best way to eliminate possibilities (and fastest way) and to get to the culprits would be this.
You're most welcome!!! Tackling this as indicated will sure get you to the faulty component (or short location).... Get back to me with your findings, or if further assistance is needed.
I'm glad that this was sorted swiftly.... You're most welcome Bernie!!!