Re: Fuse #17
fuel gauge has a tendency to stop working when the fuel pump is about to go...Ive seen is happen in a b2300, 4.0 ranger and a GMC jimmy. Except my 4.0 didnt go out before I changed it...2 weeks after the guage stopped working, I changed the FP and it was good as new again.
Possibly your problems are unrelated...Because #11 is your gauges and it is only 7.5 where #17 is 25amp. Fuel guage shouldnt be blowing a 25amp, and it shouldnt be the only non-working gauge either.
Like clinton said. Pull off the bezel the cig lighter is on and unplug the lighter, then see if another fuse blows.