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From digest.v7.n623 Thu Nov 20 00:00:58 1997
From: Steven J Bernstein <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 19:55:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: <E28> blowing #6 fuse

Hi there.

Jeff Day wrote:

>My 83 528-E keeps blowing fuse number six on the fuse panel. When this
>happens, my instrument panel goes out, and my engine starts surging
>wildly. It's blown this fuse three times in the last three week! Any

Please read:

Regarding your fuse, the result of the blown fuse is normal - don't worry about that - the Idle Control Unit loses power and it is as if you disconnected the connector from the Idle Control Valve.

Is the car a 5-speed? When I suffered from this problem, it was caused by a shorting to ground of one of the wires going to the reverse light switch on the manual transmission. Once I tightened up the connections, I haven't seen the problem recur (2 yrs).

Otherwise, you could have a short in your windows. Pop the electric windows breaker and see if this solves the problem.

If you provide a few more clues, I might be able to zero in on the problem a bit better. Let me know if you need more help!

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