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Old 04-10-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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I have an aftermarket radio installed, which doesn't fit real tight and vibrates a little. I don't know if that could cause this problem, but it worked fine for 4 years. Last summer, I started blowing radio fuses. Usually, it was the (#10 slot) 20 amp fuse, but a couple times it was the (#32 slot) 5 amp fuse. They're not near each other in the fuse box. On a few occasions, I heard a popping sound under the dash on the passenger side while driving, then within a day or so, the radio would go out. Sometimes there was no popping sound though, so I'm not sure it's related.

Anyway, it got to the point where a new fuse might only last 1/2 hour and the last fuse replacement didn't solve the problem at all. On testing, it turns out that 3 of the fuse slots are dead (#30, 31 and 32). I never noticed two of them because they weren't being used in my truck.

Any ideas on things to look for before I have to pull the fuse box and start chasing down wires? It's a 2005 F-350, if it makes a difference.

TIA
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Yo//You need to remove the radio. secure the wires and install it right and tight....a no brainer
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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The radio wires look ok (should've mentioned that). And there's still the 4wd and one other fuse that are powerless.
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