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Fuse 5 in right dash fuse box blowing. Will not blow

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fuse 5 in right dash fuse box blowing. Will not blow immediately. Since it is the engine electronics fuse, it powers 10-12 sensors, including the MAF. So as long as the fuse is ok, I have good, normal MAF data, and all other data seems ok as well. However, after a few minutes of engine running (weather driving or just idling), the fuse will blow and set a bunch of codes, all associated with the sensors that are powered by this fuse. I have wiring diagrams and mitchell as resources, but since this circuit is so big I am hoping somebody has some quick, likely areas to check to save me diagnostic time trying to chase this partial short.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).

I did a search on this fuse and circuit number and not one Audi message or tech comment returned for a likely place to check for an issue. Have you replaced the fuse, turned the key, and wiggled the harness to each powered sensor on this circuit. This will normally find a wire harness short to ground.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated. We have 7 days to get a post rated before it times out. When a post times out, that means its no longer on my active list (if you reply I never know it.) You have already paid the fees to get this question answered, but it appears you're not pleased, or need more help.

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Thanks Chris