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Fuse #26 keeps failing and I have replaced the fuse 3 times

Customer Question

Fuse #26 keeps failing and I have replaced the fuse 3 times with a 10 amp fuse. After the 3rd fuse. I decided to replace the 10 amp fuse with a 20 amp fuse it seemed to work but im concerned with why the original 10 amp fuse didn't solve my issue.
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: yes.
JA: What is the model of your '10 Ford?
Customer: 2001 ford ranger
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I am. I have tried replacing fuse #26 three times but I keep blowing the fuse> What are my next steps?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved.

Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

How long did it take fuse to blow? What engine do you have?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Shortly after installing and starting
Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

What engine do you have?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
2.5
Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

Give me a few minutes to look over diagrams, thanks.

Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

This fuse powers the instrument cluster, restraint module, GEM (General Electronic Module), and battery saver relay. One of the modules are probably failing pullin too many amps so you will need to disconnect each component one at a time to see which one stops fuse from blowing then replace. Here is also a wiring diagram to help with testing, let me know if you have more questions. Thanks

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/uw0yk3z8dycxmup/f26.pdf?dl=0