Best Answer

I can tell you that having a test light instead of the blower motor can help out. Instead of trying to take the blower moter and re-hooking it back up have the test light over there and upon turning it back on, if the light shows and the fuze does not blow then you can have a short in the blower motor itself, if it does then try to route the wires. It would be easier to do that by the removal of the dash but that is work upon itself.

Could you be more specific? What isn't working?


Use a short peice of wire with an appropriate size fuse and connect the motor directly to the battery. If the motor turns, your motor is fine. If the fuse blows, your motor is the problem. If the motor turns,disconnect the connector from the back of the selector switch. Put in a new fuse and try it again. If the fuse blows you know that the short is before the power gets to the selector switch. Use a multi-meter to test for power at the connection to the selector switch. If you have no power at the selector switch something is wrong before the power even gets to the selector switch. If the fuse didn't blow move one to the next test. Use a multi-meter and check each wire with one lead of the meter at either end of the wire. They should all read very low resistances (less then 5ohms). If one of the wires reads "Overload" you have a broken wire. Now you need to check the wire to see if it is shorting to ground. Put one lead at one end of the wire and the other lead to the chassis ground. If it reads "Overload" the wire is not shorted to ground. If it reads low resistance, cut the wire at both ends and replace the whole peice of wire.If all this fails you can always try the penny trick. Put a penny in place of the fuse and look for the smoke. (JUST KIDDING)Get a good wiring diagram, start at the motor and work your way up stream back to the battery. Test each connection until you find the problem.Good luck, electrical problems are a pain in the butt.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-15 20:47:02
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you find a short in the dash?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Who made dash the clothing store?

Dash is short for Kardashian

What is dash push?

A Dash Push is a button that is fitted into the dash board of a car (short for Dashboard Push-Button)

Dash lights work occasionally on '96 Dakota if you spin the 'dimmer' knob you can sometimes get them to stay on how can you find the 'short'?

bad dimmer controll

Dash gear indicator light stays on?

Short in dash cluster is common on mazda tribute

You have replaced the door jamb switches on your 97 f350 why are the dome lights staying on Cannot find a short either?

The by-pass switch on the dash is turned on.

How do you say dash in french?

to dash (meaning to hurry) - se presser, se dépêcher a dash (meaning a short line) un tiret

A 4 letter word for short run?


What does two prolonged blast followed by one short blast?

In morse code (dash dash dot) is letter 'G'.

Where do i find a 1986 Thunderbird graphic dash cluster?

where do i find a graphic dash cluster for a 1986 ford thunderbird

What douse a dash look like?

It depends upon what kind of a dash one has in mind. A hyphen is sometimes called a dash and it looks like this: - , but a dash can also mean a small amount of a powder or particles (like a dash of pepper or salt), and a dash can mean a short run, like making a dash to catch the bus.

Does the word flash have a long or short vowel sound?

The word has a short A sound, to rhyme with cash and dash.

I have a 1993 Ford Explorer XLT and when I turn on the headlights the fuse for the dash lights blows out do i have a short if so where.?

Dash lights are usually wired in the parking/taillight circuit Try removing the bulbs from these, check sockets and replace bulbs one at a time . Hopefully short will be in one of these and not under dash

Where can i find a case for a blu dash music phone?

You can find a case for a blu dash music phone online or in your local store.

How do you find a short in an 95 Chevrolet pick up that blows fuse for th tail lights and dash lights when you turn the lights on?

Try removing the tailight fixtures from the rear of the truck (GM had some problems with these) Replace fuse and see if it blows again. If so problem may be a dead short in the dash panel or in the switch itself. If it doesn't blow check and/or replace rear tailight fixtures

How do you replace the evaporator in a 1997 Dodge 1500?

Remove the dash,Have the system discharged before attempting to work on the a.c.system.Sorry so short but the dash has to be removed to get to it.

What is a short fast running event in Olympics?

100 meter dash, 200 meter dash also called Sprints

A short fastrunning event?

Some short track events would be the 100 meter dash and the 100 and 110 high hurdles.

What key on a cellphone has the dot and the short bar?

The Number One has the "dot" (period symbol) and the "short bar" (hyphen or dash symbol).

Is sprint an adverb?

No, it is not an adverb. Sprint (a short, rapid dash) can be a noun or a verb.

Why the starting position is so crucial to the dash or short run?

Because its boring

Why are the starting position is so crucial to the dash or short run?

Because its boring

What can cause the fuse for the dash and lights to blow as I changed the switch and it still does not work blows the fuse again?

you have a short in the wires for your dash and lights So what do I do to fix it?

Why does the dash fuse blow when the headlights are turned on a Trans Am?

The dash lights and the tail lights are on the same fuse. In all probability, you have a short circuit in the tail light wiring.

What is the cost of repairing an electrical short in a car?

Unfortunately the question is "how long is a piece of string?" It depends on how easy it will be to find the location of the short, and how accessible that location turns out to be. It might take 20 mins to trace it and 5 mins to fix, or it might take 3 hours to trace, and 4 hours to strip out the dash to get to it.

What does 6 short dots and one long dash mean in Morse code?