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Old 08-09-2013, 10:16 PM
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Well, I found the multimeter fuses at Sears, so I can give that another go ... I'm probably not the person to be experimenting with homemade fuses, given my general track record with electrical stuff.
Wolf, thanks ... that makes some sense though I'm not sure was the cause of my problem, since I have mostly new bulbs. I replaced the front side marker right before the second time the fuse blew. I did try cleaning all the connector contacts (just with electrical cleaner). The only thing that enters my mind as a possibility (and this would be coincidence since I didn't mess with the back of the car) is that the bulb in the left rear side marker was a mess at the base ... kind of melted. I tried swapping that with the right side before realizing I had multiple lights out. But I'd swapped it back before the second fuse blew ... and the left side shouldn't even be on that circuit. So I'm very confused.
Edit to add: related or unrelated, the monovalve works again. Odd thing is the last time I had a problem with the monovalve getting voltage was also after I'd done a project with the battery unhooked for a while. It also didn't work for a day, then worked again randomly. I'm guessing it's a CCU circuitry problem, which I suppose could also affect the No. 3 fuse, since it's illumination is through there. Maybe I'm reaching.
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