How do I fix a fuse that keeps blowing in my car?

A fuse connected to my windshield wipers has blown three times this month. I need to figure out the root of the issue and get my wipers working again. How do I fix a fuse that keeps blowing?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Discovering the root of the issue can save you from the headache of more blown fuses. A fuse blows when there is too much electrical current. The fuse blows to protect the electrical components—this keeps you from needing serious repairs, but also makes it so your wipers won’t work.
There are a few possible reasons for repeated blown fuses:
  • Faulty wiring
  • Defective electrical motor
  • Unsecure battery connection
Check these components and see if they are to blame. One blown fuse can likely be attributed to a one-off power surge. Continuously blown fuses point to a more serious issue. If you can’t figure out the cause on your own, you’ll likely need to
take your car to a mechanic
While a blown fuse likely isn’t covered, there are plenty of repairs a good insurance policy will pay for. Find the best insurance policy for your needs with insurance broker
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