My friends 2005 Mazda MPV has a problem. The symptom I was informed was the radio and the drivers power window are not working. So I grabbed my ohm meter and went down the fuse panel looking for bad fuses. Murphies law held true and I managed to go though every fuse before finding a bad 25amp fuse. I grabbed a new fuse thinking problem solved and put it in. It burned out instantly. I then tried a wire to jump it and found there must be a dead short somewhere.
My assumption is a positive came loose somewhere. It seems odd to me that the radio and one power window would be on the same fuse however.
Most likely I will send my friend on her way to a mechanic or dealership. I think she still has a warranty on the car.
If I have time I may investigate it further. Anything obvious I’m not thinking of? Where/how would I start looking for the short?