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HELP! hot (to the touch) fuse in fuse box???

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:45 AM
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HELP! hot (to the touch) fuse in fuse box???

in the attached image is a pic of the fuse box with a red arrow pointing the item in question. i just did the automatic on sport button mod. so the door has been open (and interior lights on) for about 30-45 minutes. i turned the car on, but not the engine, a couple of times to make sure everything is working. i buttoned everything back up. went in the house. came back out a couple of minutes later. opened the fuse panel cover and noticed that the fuse pointed to in the attached image was HOT.

is this normal? what is this fuse for? i unplugged my bussman fuse extender from slot 32 just in case. thanks for any help.
 
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I can't tell for sure, but I think what your arrow is pointing to is a relay, not a fuse. If so, and it was on for 45 min, that could be why it's hot. What does your owner's manual say that's for?
 
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:41 AM
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after leaving the car sitting for about 30 minutes with the doors closed the fuse/relay that i mentioned is cool.

the owner's manual doesn't mention anything specific about the fuse panel, just where it is located. in this forum, there is a sticky with all the fuses listed, but not this one; just a label, IO1068. searching on google returned nothing.

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well, just went back to the car. opened the door. and pulled it out. it is a relay. label was RL2. it was warm to the touch (around the bottom, not the top) although the car has been sitting for about an hour. nothing appeared to happen when i pulled it out (lights still worked). when i plugged it back in, a whirring motor sound came from somewhere inside the middle of the dashboard and lasted for about 5-10 seconds.
 
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I01068 is the Terminal 30G relay. It is normal for it to be fairly warm under normal circumstances where the car has been on or running for a long period of time I.E. more than 5-10 minutes.

See this thread for more information on Terminal 30G. Posts #1 and #2
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...not-fuses.html
 
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