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I need to know what IOD stands for in the fuse panel on a

Customer Question

I need to know what IOD stands for in the fuse panel on a 2002 caravan
JA: Have you checked the manual yet? Most vehicles have two fuse panels.
Customer: We don't have one.
JA: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: There is a short somewhere. When I take that IOD fuse out the short goes away.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

All vehicles are equipped with an Ignition-Off Draw (IOD) fuse that is removed from its normal cavity in the Integrated Power Module (IPM) when the vehicle is shipped from the factory. Dealer personnel are to remove the IOD fuse from the storage location and install it into the IPM fuse cavity marked IOD as part of the preparation procedures performed just prior to new vehicle delivery. Fuse #14 (IOD fuse) feeds B+ to the Gray/Red wire that goes to the Body Control Module (BCM), the Front Control Module (FCM), the radio, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) module, the Sentry Key Immobilizer Module (SKIM), the ATC control head and the Over Head (O/H) display. In order to determine which circuit is blowing the fuse you need to start with unplugging each component one at a time and see if the fuse holds.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Its not blowing a fuse. When he takes the iPod fuse out of the panel the short goes away.
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Which fuse are you removing?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No we are not paying any more money.
Expert:  Ron replied 9 months ago.

Are you dealing with a draw on the battery? Which fuse are you removing ?