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PostSubject: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:15 pm

Here's a good one... Today I got in the car and turned the key to on. Radio makes a buzzing noise and car doesnt chime. I open glove box, a very faint chime, close glovebox chime goes away. So I checked fuses, the cluster fuse was blown, replace with new one. Chime, and radio work, open glove box again, radio goes off chime dims. Rise and repeat. Also while this is going on, both fuses on my CB blew- it was plugged into the cig outlet... Help? Please?
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:04 pm

Did you try unplugging the CB?

Done any work recently where the carpet was moved or you were under the dash and something could have possibly been bumped or shorted?

Put anything too big in the glove box?

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:46 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Did you try unplugging the CB?

Done any work recently where the carpet was moved or you were under the dash and something could have possibly been bumped or shorted?

Put anything too big in the glove box?

Cb is unplugged and it still does it. And yes when we were searching for the stalling gremlin we pulled the carpet around the passenger floor by the PCM.
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Sat May 01, 2010 1:16 pm

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Cb is unplugged and it still does it. And yes when we were searching for the stalling gremlin we pulled the carpet around the passenger floor by the PCM.

Well I would most definately pull that carpet back again and do some heavy duty searching.

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Sat May 01, 2010 2:28 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:


Cb is unplugged and it still does it. And yes when we were searching for the stalling gremlin we pulled the carpet around the passenger floor by the PCM.

Well I would most definately pull that carpet back again and do some heavy duty searching.

I looked today. I didnt see it. Hopefully someone can help me find it tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Sat May 01, 2010 9:38 pm

I've traced it down to something in the dash (i'm pretty sure) as there is something that is drawing too much juice to the point that having the dome light on will cause the radio to shut off.
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Sat May 01, 2010 10:30 pm

We can take a look tomorrow. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Tue May 04, 2010 8:33 am

Ok. This thing has officially gone from annoying to downright frustrating I can't stand it anymore, and I can't figure out where its coming from. Ill have it fixed in one area and it'll just keep moving.
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Sat May 08, 2010 8:11 pm

One more bump... I took apart the entire dash yesterday and can't find it. Anyone willing to give me a hand finding this thing? I keep forgetting it's there (mostly in the hope it goes away) and every time I go to use my rear wiper it resets the radio Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Sat May 08, 2010 9:13 pm

I'd say swing by and I can give you a hand, but your 100 miles away Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Mon May 24, 2010 7:14 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA I fixed it!

I was checking the fusebox for the hundredth time and when I pulled the rear wiper fuse I noticed the tabs were very oxidized/ cruddy, swapped in a new 15amp fuse. Poof, works great now. How did I miss that so many flippin times Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Mon May 24, 2010 7:24 pm

K.I.S.S.

Keep It Simple Stupid.

Took apart the whole dash to find out it was a fuse. Razz At least you figured it out!
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PostSubject: Re: Mysterious Electrical Gremlin/ Short- HELP!   Mon May 24, 2010 7:25 pm

GasTT wrote:
K.I.S.S.

Keep It Simple Stupid.

Took apart the whole dash to find out it was a fuse. Razz At least you figured it out!

Rotfl. Yeah, actually took the dash apart THREE times and went thru that fusebox idk how many times. But to my defense it wasnt blown so I didnt think it was a fuse issue Laughing
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