1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Popping fuses

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by cole47, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Sep 26, 2009 at 1:17 PM
    #1
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    my truck keeps popping the AUX 15 amp fuse (radio,clock, and outlets) what could be causing this?
     
  2. Sep 26, 2009 at 2:13 PM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    103,839
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Im thinking something is shorting out?
     
  3. Sep 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM
    #3
    TicTacOma

    TicTacOma UnderWater Monopoly Champion

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Member:
    #3840
    Messages:
    1,540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anastatia Beaverhausen
    Columbia,SC
    Vehicle:
    I'm Thinking...Oh Yeah...An FJ
    It's all in my head at the moment...
    Ya gotta fess up to any and all mods you've done to the truck especially with that circuit. Vague questions will get you vague answers.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM
    #4
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    all thats done in the wiring aspect is a subs and amp and aftermarket headunit (professionally installed) and my fogs which is about impossible to screw up...i thought i may have been my GPS in the outlet because i unplugged it and everything stayed working for about 2 or 3 minutes opposed to the second i flip the switch, but now nothing is plugged up, ive taken the fuse out of the amp power wire, and the fog light fuses are out and its still blowing them.....
     
  5. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:20 PM
    #5
    dhurley

    dhurley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Member:
    #17817
    Messages:
    1,005
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    04 Double Cab TRD SR5 V6
    TRD, Snugtop Super-Sport, bedliner, receiver hitch, alarm mod, deck plate mod, AFE Pro-Dry S, Saddleman camo seat covers, TW decal, grey wire mod w/switch, DRL, LED cupholder mod, Dynomax Super Turbo, aux back-up lights, Devil Horns by Andres, "blue plug" mod for 2LO, shorty antenna, Pro Comp fog & driving lights, receiver shackle, 15% tint front windows, stainless nerf bars, Ultra Gauge, diff breather mod
    Ok, you've eliminated the amp & fog lights. Something else on that circuit is still doing it. Even though something may have been professionally installed, doesn't mean they don't make mistakes. Also, a wire could be pinched and eventually made contact with ground. Good luck.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM
    #6
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '13 Silverado ext cab
    ugh....chasing wires is a beeotch. good luck man.................sounds like a dead short.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM
    #7
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    thanks for the help fellas....no radio sucks balls....:lalala:
     
  8. Sep 27, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    #8
    jinxed77

    jinxed77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Member:
    #22841
    Messages:
    71
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    06 4.0L TRD SR5 4x4
    Does it blow instantly? Most likely it's the radio incorrectly installed. It happens all the time. Professional install or not. If it were me I would go disconnect all aftermarket accessories completely. One at a time reconnect when it blows the fuse you know which one it is. Thats about all you can do at home without the professional equipment. Go remove the radio unplug the main connector at the radio and see if it still blows. You don't have a body lift do you? Make sure you do not have any access. plugged into the cigarette lighter. Another thing look inside your power port and cigarette lighter makse sure their is nothing metal stuck in their and make sure the contacts are not touching the body of the plug.

    NO MATTER WHAT DO NOT PUT A BIGGER FUSE IN!!!!DO NOT JUMP THE FUSE IN ANY WAY!!!DOING SO MAY RESULT IN A MELTED WIRING HARNESS!!!
     
  9. Sep 27, 2009 at 1:14 PM
    #9
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    ive had that radio in for like 2 years and thats the only aftermarket thing hooked up...
     
  10. Sep 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM
    #10
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    found the problem....a broken end tip off a phone charger was stuck in the cigarette outlet....thanks for the help guys
     
  11. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM
    #11
    jinxed77

    jinxed77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Member:
    #22841
    Messages:
    71
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    06 4.0L TRD SR5 4x4
    Ha Ha ,glad you found it. I've ran across pennies and earrings and all kinds of stuff in cigarette lighters.
     
  12. Sep 28, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    #12
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    thanks for your help man
     
  13. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    #13
    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Member:
    #5392
    Messages:
    2,551
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Tundra Rock Warrior
    Past ride - 3" OME 885s&Shocks/ TSB 1.5AAL/ AX184 Rims 285 Firestone destination ATs/ 2 Shallow mount P310s in Supercrew Box - Punch 601s, Beefed up Hunter Brush guard, Tint, Fog light mod, AFE Drop in, AC and Fog light mods, scangauge
    :rockband::rockband::rockband:


    Crank it up!!
     
  14. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:18 PM
    #14
    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Member:
    #10400
    Messages:
    1,131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cole
    Hickory NC
    Vehicle:
    Ray of Sunshine
    lift, wheels, tires
    :headbang:
     
To Top