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Old 04 Jul 2008, 02:01 pm
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Default Why does my altenator fuse fuse blow everytime i put one in?

I did a b16 swap into my 99 honda civic ex and the other day i lost my speedometer and now my battery dies..i realize that there is a fuse for both the altenator and speed sensor but everytime i put one in, it blows the fuse...what could be the problem?
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Old 04 Jul 2008, 02:16 pm
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Diodes inside the alternator are blown.
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Old 04 Jul 2008, 02:31 pm
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it sounds like you have something overcharging the circuit.remember that fueses are in place as a circuit protecters so if its blowing out, then you need to check wiring.also dont try to put a higher rated fuse in, some people may advise you to do this but also remember that, the amperage you have in their was in there for a reason.also if you arent careful, and take care of this soon it could lead to tons of electrical problems and cost you big time in the future.1st step - check the wiring2nd step - test alternator at an auto parts store3rd step - if you havent solved the problem, talk to a mechanic that KNOWS electrical, or can get wiring diagrams.
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