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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base 2dr Coupe

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
23 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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October 30, 2012, 1:13 pm

Scott T
 

Question: I have owned a 2000 cavalier for about 5 years now with no electrical problems. About three weeks ag

I have owned a 2000 cavalier for about 5 years now with no electrical problems. About three weeks ago the car just dies in the middle of the road,after inspecting the fuse box I noticed the 20 amp ign mod fuse was blown. So switched another 20 amp fuse from the cig lighter to it and it started up and ran for three weeks then the same thing happened again. I bought a new fuse put it in and now its running fine again. I looked for shorts and could find none, even messed with all the starter wires and battery wires while the car was running and still no problems. I have noticed tho someone direct wired something into the fuse box. I am almost sure it is the radio. When I turn the radio on i have to push up on the bottom of it to get it to work so I just don't use it anymore, Could this be blowing the ign mod fuse. Thanks in advance Scott


November 11, 2012, 10:53 am

Elizabeth K
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Yes it could, depending on how it was wired. To test your theory, disconnect the direct wire at the fuse box and see if the fuses still blow.


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