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This is a discussion on Fuse Problems within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ok, so the fuse for my auto-dimming mirror and side mirrors blew. So I put in the same watt fuse, ...

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    Unhappy Fuse Problems

    Ok, so the fuse for my auto-dimming mirror and side mirrors blew. So I put in the same watt fuse, and it popped again, so I just went to the bigger fuse, and it popped again. So, obviously I need to trace the wires back and find out the problem. But I was just wondering if anyone has ever done this themselves, and how hard it is. Or if I should just take it to Subaru and have them fix it, but how much does that cost?

    Anyways, any input would be great, and I appreciate the help!!

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    Sounds like you have a short somewhere. Have you added any electrical components - lights, stereo, etc? Start there if you have.

    Otherwise it's gonna be tough. Along w/ all the electronic gadgets in these cars comes a great deal of complexity.

    How much a pro would charge you depends on how long it takes to find the problem.

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    No, I haven't added anything electrical to my car yet. It just popped by itself.

    Do you have any idea how long it would take to find the problem?

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    hmm... WARRANTY???
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    I found this thread in a search, and am having the exact same problem with my 2002 wagon. I was wondering if anyone knows where the short in this line could be. My first thought was in the cigarette lighter itself, but it is clean.

    edit: I found the problem. The center visor had smashed the power wire to the compass mirror to the frame, shorting it to ground.
    Last edited by Sundawg; 03-23-2007 at 09:53 PM.

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