caution A diagnosis code may be stored due to a blown fuse.

Remove the blown fuse and measure the resistance between the load side of the blown fuse and the earth. Close the switches of all circuits which are connected to this fuse. If the resistance is almost 0 Ω at this time, there is a short somewhere between these switches and the load. If the resistance is not 0 Ω, there is no short at the present time, but a momentary short has probably caused the fuse to blow.
The main causes of a short circuit are the following.

  • Harness being clamped by the vehicle body
  • Damage to the outer casing of the harness due to wear or heat
  • Water getting into the connector or circuitry
  • Human error (mistakenly shorting a circuit, etc.)