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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Anybody have a problem blowing the door lock fuse when they hit the unlock button(on key ring or the button on the dash) I went there 6 fuses before I just unplugged the switches and have been using my key


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put in a slightly bigger fuse..?
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Moved to General Technical chat so you can get some more opinions.


Don't ever put a bigger fuse in, that's a quick way to burn something up and cause more problems. Most likely a switch is bad, or I wouldn't even be surprised if the Hatch wiring was messed up. Pop the hatch and pull the rubber boot back where it goes into the hatch at the top and inspect the wires. A lot of time the wires break the insulation from being opened and closed a lot causing them to ground out and cause some of the weirdest electrical problems.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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Did that
Can't push any if the hatch buttons it'll blow the fuse
I think it might be the gem(black box thing)


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More likely to be the hatch lock release motor itself. Unplug it (after removing the inner hatch trim) and see if triggering the button still blows fuses; if not, the motor itself is the problem. It's a non servieable sealed unit, iirc.
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Everything is unplugged hatch button on the dash and the hatch lock unplugged and still blows the fuse
I had a friend tell me to check the speaker connections cause i just installed new speakers
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Can't see how it would be your speakers unless you somehow wired them into the same power circuit as the rear electrics?
If the "open hatch" button triggers the fuses to blow. it must be associated with the hatch circuit. You'd be looking for a dead short - 12V power direct to ground - usually caused by an exposed or chafed wire.
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Can't see how it would be your speakers unless you somehow wired them into the same power circuit as the rear electrics?
If the "open hatch" button triggers the fuses to blow. it must be associated with the hatch circuit. You'd be looking for a dead short - 12V power direct to ground - usually caused by an exposed or chafed wire.
That's what I though but I'm going to look

I'm golden as long I don't hit the hatch button on my remote


The gem I think is messed up I can be a foot away from the car and it won't unlock anything(new batteries, tried my spare remote it does the same thing) I got nothing
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Can I ask which fuse is blowing?
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