Had this issue start yesterday, car started fine then all of a sudden the meter fuse blew, this intern stops the instrument lights (apart from the battery light) the fuel and temp gauge, the indicators and I think the reverse lights (but I need to make sure).
I changed the fuse and it was fine but as soon as I started driving off it blew again. I repeated and the same thing occurred.
the engine now runs a little s**t, at lowish constant speeds like 20mph it starts to splutter and occasionally jerks a bit. I've checked all other fuses, relays which I think are okay but I don't know how to check these.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem could be? I fitted a rev gauge the other week (to the stereo loom) and could have trapped a wire? I've looked at all the wires I can see without stripping anything down and cant find anything obvious. When the fuse goes the battery light comes on quite dim and flickers from time to time too!
its a 1.6 carb manual, 78k miles, any help would be much appreciated as I've got to do a 200 mile round trip and need the indicators to be working !