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Old 04-24-2011, 10:28 PM
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I've searched through the electrical forum here and I didn't see my question answered So I hope this isn't a repeat.

I have a 2001 Ram 1500 ext cab sport. Just brought it home today. As soon as I turn the stock stereo power button on. Fuse #4 blows every time. Stereo stays lit and looks as if its tuned in and working fine, Just no sound. I did see the 3 band eq flash a few times then stay on. I also noticed with it being obvious "lol" that the cigarette lighter above the 12v power outlet has fallen into the dash. I wonder if the problem is linked? I'm no tech but nor am I a dummy. lol The truck has been in Florida sense new so I'm assuming by being through all those years of FL. heat, That the plastic is most likely weakened everywhere. So I don't want to just dive in and start breaking things. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I don't think the problem is related....but it could be....if stretched. Fuse #4 powers the amplifiers that are built into the front door speakers. I would look for a wiring problem between the A pillar the the door....likely the drivers door.

OR, the amp on one of the 2 front speakers could be bad.
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Thank you Brad. At least i have somewhere to start. Thanks again. I'll post what I find..
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ok wellll...... LoL.. I don't know what i did. I took my door panels off today. We finally had a nice day here. So again I take the panels off and remove the speakers. I look and touch every wire I can see and reach. I couldn't find a thing. Right before I started touching anything. I put in a new fuse hit the power and blew #4 as usual. I did what I said with the r&r. I didn't find a thing. Not 1 bad connector not one bad wire. BUT.... I now have sound. So it's working but i really didn't make any repair. I did find the passenger window/lock switch not working. Found one at the salvage yard for $5. Works fine now. I now have found that I have no reverse lights. I'm assuming its the switch. Bulbs and fuse are fine So... I will continue to read and try to find what to do with that.. Once again. I thank you for you help or I wouldn't of even had known where to start looking.
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Glad to help. The reverse light switch is part of the park/neutral switch on the trans (if it's an automatic), or it's a stand alone switch on the manual trans.
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