What blew it was a short, either in the airbag module or the wiper (I can't remember which was cited in the recall). Chances are that 15A fuse will blow, as will the 20A you replace it with. My guess is the "mastic patch" they use for the recall (which prevents the short from happening) has deteriorated.
Originally Posted by BobReeves
Or maybe the wiring to the wiper motor has developed a short. The seals in a 15 year old vehicle are often suspect, and any water that may have gotten in could cause this, as well as just old insulation on wires.
If I were you, I would do a little digging on the internet to see if you could find the procedure for this recall, and at least try to look at the materials, if you can. Of course, if it involves the airbag module itself, I would be afraid to tackle it on my own...but that's just me.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 129K mi.
Former owner of:
1988 Dodge Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi); 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 2003 Grand Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi), 2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi)
2008 Lexus RX400h (Dark Gray), 112K mi; 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT (Blue), 89K mi