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Old 10-29-2018, 08:33 AM
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Blowing the fuse should mean too little resistance. The extreme case is a wire shorted to ground (nearly zero resistance).

Look for a wire that has insulation rubbed off. And/or look for a wire that has little or no resistance measured to ground.
 
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Too much load - something on that wire has resistance low enough (to ground) to blow the fuse. It could be a lamp, or several lamps, a relay, circuit,. Each component creates less of a resistance to ground, drawing more current. One lamp draws a certain amount, another on the same circuit would cause the amount of current drawn to double. There's either a short to ground, or a component's characteristics have changed to cause more of a load drawing enough current to blow the fuse. I know that doesn't help specifically what's wrong with your Honda - just the reason why a fuse blows.

Removing a component's ground would cause the fuse not to blow - but of course the component wouldn't work without ground, or in the case of a vehicle, -. I still wonder since it sat for a while if there was some deterioration of wire insulation, exposing the conductor that carries +12v, now touching a ground wire, or any metal on the car. I wonder if the fuse to the instrument cluster also serves another area of the car.
 
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Blowing the fuse should mean too little resistance. The extreme case is a wire shorted to ground (nearly zero resistance).

Look for a wire that has insulation rubbed off. And/or look for a wire that has little or no resistance measured to ground.
I didn't see this post yesterday before posting mine - in summary we said the same thing.
 

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Ok, been a few days since I've posted an update. But after checking almost everything, it came down to the VSS. Apparently it had a short in the electronics of the sensor. Luckily I had a spare one off of the old transmission so after trying it. . . the fuse doesn't pop anymore. So now on to other problems. I wish others would have helped try to figure it out, but its ok. Thanks for those who did.
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:18 PM
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Good job! And good thing you had a spare VSS. I'll admit I had to look that part up. I'm not a mechanic, but am familiar with electronics. I hope the other issues aren't severe.
 
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