Originally Posted by limblips
Confused. If there were a dead short in that circuit, the fuse would blow unless the short was prior to the fuse, in which case none of the equipment on that circuit would work since all of the voltage would go to ground and likely you would have a melted power wire to that circuit. I think we need a better description of your symptoms to be of much help.
I agree. A dead short as you describe would blow the fuse in that circuit.
I'm not sure if in your description you mean by pulling the fuse the short goes away or if you mean you are pulling the blown fuse and because the fuse was blown the short is gone.
A better explanation would be helpful.
If the fuse does in fact blow, then you will need to start checking all the items you listed that do not work that are on that circuit with the fuse blown/removed.