Audi 100 1993-1995 blown fuse

Huw Powell human747 at
Mon Dec 9 14:38:22 EST 2002

> The same fuse, Nbr 8, 15 amps, blows every few months. It controls the interior lights, cigarette lighters, the dash computer display, and apparently the alarm.

> Usually it will then blow replacement fuses immediately for a day or so, and then all seems fine again for a few months. I've been up to 40Amp fuses, which still blows, so it's not just something pulling a little too much current.

Whoa!  Never, NEVER, ever, replace a blown fuse with one of a higher
current value.  If there is a short in the circuit, the higher amperage
fuse allows more curren than the wiring was designed for, which can make
for new problems, like melted/burning harnesses.

To me, it is obvious that something *is* pulling a "little" too much
current.  Sorry but I can't really help you locate the source of the
problem, but I think you got some mail on that.

Huw Powell

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