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Fuse repeatedly blows...help finding cause?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by ericoliver, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Oct 25, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    2000 year 4 runner with 3.4 --Seems to get hot and blow fuse when AC is run for any length of time , Then AC no work and will not restart, Replace fuse and your good till ya do it again ! Any one have this problem ? obviously i have to find a replacement fuse /relay panel but more concerned with why it does it. I see some fuse panels on ebay but only used , Would appreciate any help. Bought car a few days ago for my kids 18 Bday
     
  2. Oct 28, 2016 at 8:29 AM
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    Bump for any ideas
     
  3. Oct 29, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    Let me ask our Advanced Master Tech and I'll get back to you on his thoughts on it. Almost sounds like the compressor might be the issue. I'm not sure.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    Thanks very much. I found that the fuse box ( under hood) that I need seems to have the wiring harness for the engine attached and all of the guys that are selling it on the Internet used hack it off so you have to make 40 but splices and heat shrink well most of them I'm looking at only have a couple of inches of wire on the outside of the box which really makes it impossible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
     
  5. Oct 29, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    I'm kind of thinking at this point that the previous owner was having a problem with that fuse and put a larger fuse in it and that is what caused the fuse panel box to melt that would make sense anyway not certain but looks like that to me. The person who had it before and said that he was sure it needed a compressor but not really any other info for me kind of weird I guess they knew what was up and just did not tell me
     
  6. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    So you need a fuse box that's under the hood?
     
  7. Oct 31, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    Yes for starters, I found several for sale but they are all cut off inches away from the box meaning the wiring harness with the plug on the end of it is not with it. Splicing and heat shrinking those 40 wires seems like would be a real mess. Would love to find the correct box with the wiring that can be plugged in if it actually exist. Thanks very much Eric 904753 0868 cell
     
  8. Oct 31, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    Good Luck man. Most you will find will be a cut and splice. I have one if you need it, I'm pretty sure anyhow.

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  9. Nov 1, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    Call me when you have a minute maybe I can text you a picture of it so you can compare. I have to replace it one way or the other I just want to make sure the one that I do get has enough length on the wire 904-753-0868 Eric
     

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