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Windows and radio aren't working on my sons 06 mustang

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Windows and radio aren't working on my sons 06 mustang
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My son added an amp with power straight off of the battery. the amp power touched a remote power line that went to the stereo. This blew a 5a fuse in the passenger fuse box. He replaced the fuse with a 10a. It shorted again. This time the fuse didn't blow. I'm not sure what is next in line after the fuse. I imagine the 5a to 10a fuse difference caused it to blow something else down the line.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

I would attach a scan tool to the computers and do bidirectional tests to see if you can get information that way. I also attached some good security information for you to review.

Most parts stores will loan you this tool for a deposit.

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Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry,Trying to do this while at work. I don't think this is a security issue. The car starts and runs fine. The second message had more info about the issue. I wrote it in the original description then went back and it disappeared. I guess the main question is where would I look after the fuse for the issue. I believe the fuse was location 6A in the passenger fuse box. It was a 5 amp fuse in the middle bottom row.2nd spot from the right. It is the one to the right of the A in the picture.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Sorry for the misunderstanding. You would need to look at associated grounds and the connectors for radio and windows. Check the wiring that goes through the doors first, they get the most wear and abuse due to the opening and closing of the doors. Check the driver's side first because there are more wires in that one to support radio functions on a steering wheel.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That doesn't seem right either. The short happened at the amp in the trunk. The amp has a power off of the battery, a ground to the trunk, and a remote power that goes to the aftermarket stereo. The remote power was shorted with the power twice. It blew the fuse as described in the picture. The first time he replaced it and everything was fine. It shorted again and He replaced it with a 10 instead of a 5 amp. I guess the question is where is the next thing that would short or blow beyond the fuse described.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

I see, that amp may have an internal short then. I would take it to a radio shop to have it tested.

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