Apr 092011

I have a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring that I reversed the battery cables on when putting in a new battery. I saw a puff of smoke come from under the car and now the radio an automatic locks don’t work, but everything else does. My odometer now flashes a “no fuse” message, I checked the fuse in the fuse box for the radio and it is fine. Is there a fuseable link somewhere under the car? What do you think the problem is?

  3 Responses to ““no fuse” message in odometer”

  1. You need to check all fuses in the car and under the hood, refer to the owners manual for exact locations.

  2. We did the same thing. Same results. Checked all the fuses under the dash and under the hood. Appeared to be fine. Did find a couple spots empty that shouldn’t have been though.

  3. Replace the IOD Fuse:

    Check fuse #18 (20amp, yellow) in the Power Distribution Center box under the hood. This fuse has a plastic pull-tab on it. It’s used to control Ignition-Off Draw = IOD. The fuse is pushed in when you take delivery of the vehicle. The owners’ manual explains that it’s used to keep the battery from draining during extended storage. If it’s blown, you will need to determine what caused it to blow. This 20a fuse won’t blow unless you’ve added a load to the circuit or there is a component failure. It doesn’t take much to blow the fuse, the addition of a stereo or alarm, or even the power window modification, if you wired it into that circuit. If you haven’t added an additional load, and the vehicle self-tests check out OK, dealer service will need to diagnose the problem.

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