Originally Posted by r0ng5
Ok, so my Fuse #13 has been poppin' a lot. (actually, everytime I put one in). Fuse #13 in the 04 is for interior lights and the horn.
From your description, it sounds like what you did was OK. So, if the #13 (15A) fuse continues to melt, I think you have two likely scenarios:
1) The combined load of the horn, dome and console light circuits plus your new relay coil are exceeding 15A. Given what you've done, this doesn't seem likely unless the relay is defective. Still, it's something to keep in mind.
2) There is a short to ground somewhere.
To isolate a possible short to ground, I would disconnect the branches of the system to narrow it down to which is causing the problem. Then disconnect the suspect branch from its power and load and use an ohmmeter to check that branch for continuity to chassis ground (very low or zero measurable resistance).
is that there is pinched or chafed insulation or a stray wire strand somewhere that is causing a short. There are a lot of sharp metal edges inside the dash or you could have something pinched when the console is tightened in place. Also, take a look at the mounting screws on the Ex dome light to make sure that they are not grounding.