Short circuit testing with ohmmeter

— Remove blown fuse from circuit and disconnect cables from battery.

— Disconnect harness connector from circuit's load or component.

Using an ohmmeter, connect one test lead to load side of fuse terminal (terminal leading to circuit) and the other test lead to ground.

— If there is continuity to ground, there is a short to ground.

— If there is no continuity, work from wire harness nearest to fuse/relay panel and move or wiggle wires while observing meter. Continue to move down harness until meter displays a reading. This is the location of short to ground.

Visually inspect the wire harness at this point for any faults. If no faults are visible, carefully slice open the harness cover or the wire insulation for further inspection. Repair any faults found.

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