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I have just hooked up a new/used dome light, and door buzzers. The fuse keeps blowing now. Can't even get a new one in. Could it be because they are suppose to be grounded? I noticed on the wiring diagram they are suppose to be, but don't see a place to hook a ground wire to.

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If you are immediately blowing the fuse, the hot wire is grounded somewhere.

Basically: 12 volts goes from the + battery terminal to the fuse, from the fuse to the light bulb, the light bulb lights and uses up some electrical energy, the other side of the bulb is connected to ground which goes back to the - battery terminal. If you take away the resistance of the bulb and connect the + wire to ground, you have a short circuit and the fuse will protect the wiring and car.

Many circuits on a car are grounded by the attaching screw. check to see if you connected the hot (+) wire to the grounding end.
 

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Thanks Gary

I had the dome light upside down (seemed like the lever should be on bottom). Anyhow, the grounding screw (only have one screw holding it in) was therefore on the + side.

Jennifer
 
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