Any car mechanics here?

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Hello

I got a 97" plate 306 I accidentally put a 10amp fuse instead of a 5amp fuse in F2 which is for:

"Instrument panel warning lamps, tachometer, fuel gauge, coolant thermostat, selector lever light (auto.)
"

As the Instrumental panel stopped working.

The car turned off stright away after I started the car with the 10AMP fuse.

What have a done to the car? What parts needs replace, have oher fuses blown?

Will it be a cheap repair?

Thanks1

10 Comments

You tried simply putting in a 5 amp fuse again?

Original Poster

The car was working fine with the fuse blown, just the instrument pannel wasnt working (the speed, petrol meter, and car temp) wasnt working. Everything else fine, I havent got a 5AMP fuse will buy one tommrow and see if it works. As the car was working fine with the fuse blown, I dont think replacing it will fix it.

I no nothing about cars apart from car audio but i think I blown:

Another fuse,
or
Starter plugs

oh god im stressed!

qazim;6295170

The car was working fine with the fuse blown, just the instrument pannel … The car was working fine with the fuse blown, just the instrument pannel wasnt working (the speed, petrol meter, and car temp) wasnt working. Everything else fine, I havent got a 5AMP fuse will buy one tommrow and see if it works. As the car was working fine with the fuse blown, I dont think replacing it will fix it.I no nothing about cars apart from car audio but i think I blown:Another fuse, orStarter plugsoh god im stressed!



Tbh just sounds like your over powering the dash.

Would be suprised if it doesn't fix it.

Original Poster

In theory having a higer amp wil blow "Instrument panel warning lamps, tachometer, fuel gauge, coolant thermostat, selector lever light (auto.)
"

as thats what the fuse was for, But i dont see how any of them are designed to start the car. Lets hope somone on this forum can help me!

Possibly by putting in too high a fuse you've melted the wiring behind the dash or elsewhere, probably an earth wire.

Original Poster

Yeah but wouldnt the car still start? It sounds like its just not sparking!

Two words that should never be mentioned together : French and Electricals Seriously, not a good pairing :lol: Wiring is bound tightly together so if one wire melts it can take half the loom with it. Do the dash lights work now?

qazim;6295264

Yeah but wouldnt the car still start? It sounds like its just not … Yeah but wouldnt the car still start? It sounds like its just not sparking!



Not sure as dont have a 306, but one would expect the immobiliser wiring to be on that circuit so if it has damaged the wiring then it wont then start.

Original Poster

^^

Thanks

Yeah Ill check fuses tomorrow.

Banned

If the fuse blew then there was too much current going through it, by putting in a larger fuse you allowed that current to go straight to the dash and other electricals blowing what the fuse was protecting.
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