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Daihatsu hijet s83 fuse popping

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by Alex Boulier, Nov 12, 2022.

  1. Alex Boulier

    Alex Boulier New Member

    So the acc fuse keeps popping as I put a new one in. I did drive the truck at 60 and the gas and temp gauge stopped working and the lights on the dash also what could be shorting the fuse out
  2. Tripthyme

    Tripthyme Member Supporting Member

    1: First time this has happend? If no what was the cause before?
    2: Any new add-ons? If so, even if they are not electrical go look for pinched wires, if electrical try removing that new device.
    3: if these don't get you moving use a multi meter and start checking for continuity. If no multi-meter start tracing spaghetti...
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  3. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Don't be afraid to re new all the grounding points, and contacts. Older wires do get tired, so to speak, and will acquire some internal corrosion, usually with a greenish tint, (hint, hint).
    Trip, has some good points also, as the testing multi meter doesn't lie! I added extra grounding to mine several posts back, a few yrs. ago!(The benefit to older posts),
    as I went through my complete electrical system. No Magic Wands, as you just have to Roll up your sleeves.

    Good Luck,
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  4. Tripthyme

    Tripthyme Member Supporting Member

    Its to damn cold to roll up the sleeves! Haha
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  5. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    The old Timers taught us that "the Heats in the tools"! LOL!!!

    My brother in law had a Dodge Omni, bout 45 yrs ago.
    It was around zero out, and I mean Cold. A snow suit and all bundled up, I didn't give up and found a bad ground, short, by a solenoid, and Walla!
    Sunday, at the in laws, with Hot soup, hot tea. Where there's a will there's a way! LOL!!!

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2022
  6. Alex Boulier

    Alex Boulier New Member

    It happened once before I put a new fuse in and it worked fine but this time new ones keep popping nothing new as add ons so I will go to redoing grounds
  7. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    Jury rig a small light bulb or a piezo buzzer in place of the fuse. then you can go about finding/eliminating what is causing the short as the bulb/buzzer will operate until the short is eliminated. The bulb/buzzer will limit current flow so will not further damage or overload the wiring and lots cheaper and quicker than continuously blowing fuses. I prefer the buzzer as you don't have to watch it to know when you have found something.

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  8. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Fred is spot on with the combo light/buzzer, and even independent testers as he describes.
    They do save a lot of time. Lord knows chasing electrical problems are very time consuming.
  9. JMM

    JMM Member

    @Alex Boulier, something like this happened to me about a month ago when I was rehanging my (homemade) rear bumper. For some reason, the backup light was shorting out on the bumper--which it had never done before. The only new thing I could think of is that the new bumper mounting provided a different/better circuit to ground. I spent about 5 hours tracking it to the light and ultimately just decided to install an aftermarket LED to replace the backup light. No problems since. I doubt this is your specific problem (this is pretty random) but Fred above is right--process of elimination of everyting on that circuit should find your problem.

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