Seems like fuse blown but its not! HELP?

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Asked by Jun 09, 2014 at 09:39 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

While replacing an inside light I seem to
have blown a fuse (forgot to turn off light
when changing bulb) and all the familiar
stereo locks stereo ock stopped working.
However, when I checked the fuses (All of
them double and triple times) they all
worked.. whats the deal?

21 Answers

60,205

Is it only the stereo went out?And doe,s light work ?

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Stereo, iside lights, clock, power locks

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60,205

Do you have park lights and dash light,s?

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Yea I do still have both

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60,205

Ok. if there are not any blown fuse,s,start by removing the bulb you replaced completely out,see if you get fire back to anything?

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160

Okay tried that but no life still

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60,205

Did you check under hood for fuse,s and relays?

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160

Haven't checked the relays, if there is no blown fuse, it is still possible to be relays?

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60,205

Yes.bad relay will kill the power also.I checked and your car is one that has problem,s with the relays blowing,check them out there under hood.

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160

Oh okay. Im half car-knowledgeable, which is the relay and how do I check if it is blown. I assume it is in same box as fuses under hood? Really appreciate the help.

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60,205

There should be a few there the same,just swap them out,unless you have a ohm meter to ohm them.and yes in fuses box under hood..Good luck with it.

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60,205

it will be the little black or gray box

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160

Okay I switched them all, no effect. I dont know what else it could be

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60,205

It,s got to be a short in a wire,i think i would start looking at that light you changed.

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Best Answer
60,205

And it will be a ground wire,because no fuse,s are blowed.

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160

Okay, I cant see into the mirror so esily, should I just take it somewhere and tell them what the deal is?

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60,205

Yes,if you feel you need to, Good luck with it.

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Really appreciate the help! I will repost when problem is fixed

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104,325

Clock on top of dash is a 15 amp fuse in drivers side fuse panel. It also does the cig lighter and some of the radio functions. Number 16 I believe.

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I just did the same thing in 2003 Eclipse GTS. Blown fuse was 22 or 23 under the hood, in the yellow box. I used a boning knife to pry the box away from the tabs that hold it. I got everything back except interior lights, in the rear view mirror.

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David can u explain what u did with that yellow box?

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