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99 ford: with power steering and ac...blown..fuses..passenger side

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I have a 99 ford ka with power steering and ac. There is a short in the electrical system somewhere; I've looked for wiring diagrams available to download online and haven't found any.
It has blown several fuses, most recently it was the one to the passenger side headlight array. When I bought the car several weeks ago, the ac and radio fuses were both blown. Not sure if that is relevant.
I bought the car with the understanding that it needed a new alternator. Upon replacing the alternator, it drove a short distance and died. I then replaced the battery with the same result. I jumped the car to get it to start, and upon looking found that the aforementioned headlight fuse was blown. I replaced it, but it died again as soon as I turned the headlights on. This has led me to believe that there is a short in the system.
Please let me know if I am probably correct, and where to look for a short. Should I just trace the wiring back from the headlight to the fuse panel?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
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