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Old 02-08-2011, 11:07 PM
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My power locks will occasionally blow my fuse and I don't know why it happens. I've put in a stronger fuse but it's only a band-aid for now. Also the driver side rear lock will occasionally stick. It always locks but sometimes won't unlock. Are these events related? The fuse doesn't blow everytime the lock fails, so it seems to be a different issue. Any help on either problem is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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That would be a good place to start . Seeing it doesn't blow the fuse all the time , it's gonna be tough to narrow it down . I'd unplug the suspected bad lock actuator for awhile and see if the problem disappears . If it does you know where the problem lies .
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Thank you, I will try that and I'll also replace the original fuse while I'm at it, to go back to default.
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yes, definitely go back to spec fuse. if the fuse blows randomly, whatever component that is part of the circuit is dying a slow death and if you have the bigger fuse installed, time to get out the hot dogs and roast em by the fire.
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I figured out that the problem is likely with the driver side rear door lock. It occasionally gets stuck whenever it feels like it and I believe that is blowing the fuse. I am going to put the stock fuse back in and disconnect that door lock and see what happens.
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Theres deffinetly a short in you system. Pull your door panels off and inspect all your wires make sure you pay special attention to the wire loom in your door jam, those tend to get caught up thru time.
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Im having the same issue, the fuse was blown, but when i went to put the new one in, it melted soon as it touched the contacts.
all 4 of my locks don't work from the driver side, the passenger side, or the key fob.


any ideas on where to start? planning to check wire looms on each door, but other then that, i don't know where to go
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There is a ground strap fault somewhere on the truck cab leading to a short.
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