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Unread 06-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default 1998 Chevy Astro Van Problem(s).

I have a 1998 Chevy Astro Van, I have recently noticed that the back door (SUV style) is wired with the cig. lighter and so the back door will not open unless the cig. ligher fuse works it had a 20 in when I bought it but, it seems that after a few uses it will burn out the fuse so should I put the next size fuse in it? Please write back.

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Unread 06-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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HI

Do not put a higher amp fuse in the circuit, wiring could burn if it shorts.

The fuse is burning out for a reason. The actuator may have a high resistance causing a higher than expected load.

You likely will need to replace the actuator.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Or rewire it. The ONLY thing that should be running off the cig lighter fuse is the cig lighter. The rear door lock should be on its own circuit under there.
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As Car Guy said, NEVER just put a bigger fuse in! This is the redneck fix! It's fused for a reason, and it's blowing the fuse for a reason. You have to find out WHY it is blowing. Putting a bigger fuse in or straight wiring it could start a fire!
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