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If no electrical equipment is working except headlights and chime on a 93 Grand AM what do you troubleshoot?
You see under the hood, and search like a small tube indicator and see below have the screw driver, and you can lose that screw driver, also have 2 more screw driver und…er the highlight. Good luck
1) BLOWN FUSIBLE LINK under the hood (usually near battery or alternator) Sometimes this is a special kind of wire that's about 6 inches long and spliced into the circuit; and… you may not be able to tell it's blown just by looking at it requires testing with meter or test lamp. You would need to look up the correct replacement in a repair manual and replace/splice where the old one was. Maybe a half hour labor, the part SHOULD cost a couple of dollars but sometimes dealership markup is AWFUL, maybe twenty bucks. Most modern cars have a JUNCTION BOX (like a fuse box) under the hood, usually near the battery. The fusible links in here are more like a fuse, usually have a window so you can see if it's blown. These are more of a do it yourself item to replace, they're labelled with their rating (30A, 45A, 60A, etc.) Costing two or three dollars. #2) possible bad relay, I would suspect the ACCESSORY circuit. Someone who knew what he was doing could test with meter or test light. Half an hour labor for the mechanic, I've seen the part as cheap as five bucks on eBay for a generic relay, but a special order item could be more. It would bother me to pay more than twenty five for the part unless it was for a vehicle with A LOT of high power accessories. #3) bad ignition switch #4) possible broken or disconnected wire these can be a MAJOR pain to track down, but with everything out but start and headlights (maybe horn? or emergency flashers?) it narrows things down quite a bit. #s 1,2 and probably 3 I would expect any garage could handle, but if these were eliminated I'd consider taking the car to the dealership for #4, because familiarity with the make and model could make a huge difference in cost of repair. good luck!
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93 Grand Cherokee Alarm Disable instruct I looked on line and found a wealth of information and still had erratic security alerts on my 93 Grand Cherokee Laredo alarm system. …I found that the switches on the door locks corrode inside and may be some of the cause for door lock alarm reset failures and alarms resetting or going off when the door is closed. I tried it all; unplugging the negative terminal usually resets the system so you can use the key on the passenger or rear door locks to turn the alarm off, but in my case that didn't always work. I also found that the alarm power lock out to the starter can also cause the solenoid on the starter to hang up and give the appearance of another alarm issue. (have some one hold the ignition to start and bang solenoid with a large pipe or hammer to release the solenoid)if you think you have reset the alarm and it still won't start. I did not have the keyless entry unit and the over head console was missing so this may have made my situation somewhat unique though I doubt it, as most problems I have read about I have had. Now that the preliminaries are over I'll tell you all how I completely eliminated the VTSS and all my erratic alarm problems. ************************************** Sept. 24, 2007------I encountered a problem with this Alarm Removal technique and am in the process of getting more information on complete removal of the VTSS. I encountered a no spark and no start issue a number of days later after disarming my VTSS and I believe another part of the system or the PCM is responding to the missing VTSS and preventing power to the distributor. I jumped power from the battery to the coil wire and was able to get it running but didn't leave it running long enough for the computer to disable the alarm ( a least this is what I surmise from other mechanics familiar with this system) So I suggest you wait for my follow up in the next few days prior to doing this or at least be aware you could have the same issue or perhaps not. ************************************** *****My quick and easy disable your alarm system guide***** (don't LOL as it only took about 7 -10 minutes to do this) The right glove console needs to come off but first the dash has to be removed first. Don't worry it is light and is held by only 5 screws and a few snap in devices and plastic fasteners (use the flat head or narrow spatula for that... more later.) Once you have your car started and no security flashing dash lights do the following (this should work even if you didn't get the alarm reset ): turn off the car and using, one flat screw driver or narrow stiff scraper and one Phillips screw driver, Center display/Air/Stereo console trim (mine was bit bit cracked so get it as loose as possible: Unscrew the two screws under the dash for the plastic trim around the stero and air control knobs and car diagnostics monitor. no need to take this off just pull it back half way off if possible) Then the right console is next so: unscrew the bottom 4 screws to the entire right side console that houses the glove box. These are located below and under the plastic console at knee level. DASH: Now the large center vent on top of the dash comes off the same way (watch for the blue sensor in the center as it needs to be twisted off and disconnected counter clockwise) I only say watch out as you may want to keep it intact for the future. Now that all three vent grills are off the screws to the dash will be inside these grill openings. Remove all five screws two left and right and one center. Then using your ands and the flat head or scraper pry under the dash at the left or right corner, there are two long snap fasteners there and also some smaller ones at the leading edge of the dash. Just pry up and wiggle upwards the dash cover and it will disengage a section at a time them pull it up and out and set it in the back seat. Now the top screws to the right hand glove console assembly (this is the entire plastic right console that includes the glove box) are visible, remove the screws. Now this is a little tricky; there is one screw holding the console in place on the left side of the console next to the right side of the computer display trim, if most of the visible center console trim screws are out then the trim should pull back enough to force a screw driver between the console and the trim to take this last screw out. Now wiggle and pull the console out (it will hang up on the right side a bit) now the VTSS (Vehicle theft Security System modules are visible once the console is off. the Alarm module is on the far left and another switch is in the middle, we wont touch the far right hand fuse module. Unscrew the two screws on each of the two modules on the left. Then pull the plug off the right one (there is a small flat red tab in the center push this outwards and the plug will come out, then pull the left module out and two tabs on either side of the plug need to be pryed outwards and pull the plug out of the Module . Go ahead and check and the car should start and all locks and horn lights etc work OK. That's it the alarm is GONE for GOOD. Put some tape over the plug ends and push them in the dash and screw the alarm madules back in or toss them your choice. Work in reverse to reinstall the console and then the dash and vent screens. That's it your rid of the arm system. According to a Alarm Tech unplugging as we have done disables the alarm permanently. For how to reset the alarm Google Grand Cherokee alarm problems. I struggled with resetting the alarm over and over and had so many variations on alarm security modes it got confusing which technique to use and when. Typical reset is as follwows: Unplug the negative terminal on the battery for a minute, then reattach it. then use the passenger or rear door and turn key left then right until the lights stop flashing then open the passenger door and try starting it if no starter or it goes into security mode try removing fuse 6 & 8 in the side panel near the glove box. If that doesn't always work then your door or key switches are corroded and will always cause problems and remove the alarm for a final fix. Good Luck, Robert The alarm on my 96 RHD UK spec Grand Cherokee started going off for no reason, even when I was driving along and refused to be reset. I even disconnected the battery but the alarm was still sounding! The imobiliser worked normally. The alarm unit is located behind the light switch panel on the far RHS of the dash. The receiver for the key fob is in the overhead panel and is connected to the alarm unit by 2 data cables. Disconnecting the alarm unit will imobilise the vehicle. The sounder/siren is connected to the alarm unit via a 4/5 wire cable which exits through the bulkhead about 2 inches to the RHS of the throttle cable. The sounder is situated on the otherside of the bulk head in between, and behind, the Brake servo and the bracket that carries the ECU. Disconnect the ECU and remove the bracket complete with ECU to get at it. I disconnected the sounder by cutting the 4 wires, individually, and taped up the ends. The sounder was still sounding! Replace the ECU. The car starts and drives OK, only no alarm.The imobiliser still works, the keyfob still being needed to "un-imobilise" and start the engine. **********I have found a much easier way to disable your seat belt alarm without tools or mechanical experience. Type " seat belt alarm stop" into your search engine. Takes less than 2 seconds to disable and enable your seat belt alarm! Awesome find!********************************************************************
93 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo and it won't start the headlights flash but when I jump it it starts and then shuts off againbut the headlights flash how do I disable the alarm system to?
if you do not have the keyless entry pad and you are unlocking the vehicle manually watch for the vehicles dome lights to turn on if they to not turn on after manually u…nlocking the door go to the passenger door and put the key in and unlock from that side if the light turns on the alarm is off which means the drivers side door's alarm mechanism has fallin off. there is a switch on the back of the doors lock/unlock key hole and the mechanisam that disables the alarm has possibly fallin off of the back. you will have to take the door panel off and check to see if there is a triangle shaft coming out the back of the lock mechanism if so there is a black peice connected to a wire that should be dangaling inside the door and it needs to be glued back on to the triangle shaft but make sure not to glue to peice that need to rotate. after you glue them together tested it to make sure it works before reinstalling the door panel.
do the headlights not work usually the switch is ok the problem may be the integrated controll module which is the silver metal module screwed into tha front of the fuse… box.it controls power to many items in the truck the headlights includedits like a big electronic relay when it gets signal from headligth switch it turns them on.alot of times it can be reset by disconnecting the negative battery for 5 minutes. then reconnect and try your lights if you are all set you will need a module still but wil know what is wrong
I have the answer to your question about troubleshooting your headlights on your vehicle. I would isolate the wire that comes from the headlight switch to the headlamp bulbs f…or low beam and check to see if there is a short in the wire. You can find this wire by using a test light turn on the key and get a good ground with the test light poke the wire and see if the test light illunimates with the headlight switch on. Good luck! check the wires, and check the fuse for your lowbeams. could of blown a fuse on your lows, but your highs will still work. Every single time I have had a failure of low beam in a headlight without failure of high beam, it has been because the lamp bulb or halogen lamp module has reached the end of its serviceable life, not because of any wiring problems. Low beam burns out first because it is on the most. If low beam is lost simultaneously in both headlights, I would check fuse first, then the headlight switch. If low beam is lost on one side only, it is almost always going to be due to the bulb or lamp module needing to be replaced. In that case, replace them in both headlights because the other one will be going kaput in short order, as well. ya i second that notion -anonymous feb '05 CHECK THE DIMMER SWITCH.THAT IS THE PROBLEM MOST OF THE TIME. Measure for voltage at the light bulb clip first. It could be a bad set of bulbs. If you have no voltage, check fuses, and then check for voltage before the headlight switch. It could be a faulty headlight switch. Measuring a few voltages will tell you what the problem is. Change the headlight bulb. 99% of the time it is the bulb that is the problem. Most definitely check out the headlight dimmer control switch .... Ron J. the lamp is probably bad easy to check look at it. hi beam light do carry more current and tend to fail sooner
At the heart of a chime is a piece of metal of exact dimensions. All objects have a natural frequency at which they will vibrate when given a certain amount of kinetic e…nergy. If this natural frequency is a the same frequency of a audible sound, then that is what you will hear.
i have the same problem, except i have no headlights either. I have been told that it could be a fuseable link under the hood that burnt the wire, or it could be the headlig…ht switch on the dash. one other possibility is that a wire running to the starter could be disconnected or broken. ive checked all my fuses and the power to those fuses, and everything is getting powered. So i might have to track down all the wires and see if i have a broken wire somewhere or a diconnected ground wire running after the fuse box. try checking those things and see if it helps. if you have any luck let me know what your problem turned out to be. Check the dimmer switch.I had the same problem.The dimmer swtch was bad. I have been working this problem for a couple days now and finally fixed it. The red wire going to the tail lamps, instrument panel fuse (very bottom fuse) had burnt and became detached from the fuse panel, most likely from corrosion. I replaced a small piece of the wire and reattached it and all is once again good.
If the warning chime for seatbelt works on an Olds Delta 88 but the ignition and headlights on chime does not are they separate chimes?
they are two separate fuses. so two separate chimes. look at your fuse box.
What is wrong when clicking sound comes from glove box All lights work except headlights won't work 1998 S10 blazer?
97-98 Chevy blazer/S10 headlights on/offI had the same problem on my 1997 s-10 blazer. Check the daytime running light modual under the dash,center,behind accessory outlets(ci…g.lighter).
Radio and headlight reminder chime stopped working after windshield replaced on 91 Lebaron conv Any common wiring location?
Answer Not familiar with your car, does your car have a fancy compass on the rearview mirror? Or perhaps an antenna build into it? Or maybe just lights underne…ath the mirror. That'd be a good place to start. If not, something was probably knocked loose or disconnected during installation. If you haven't already, try checking fuses and the like.
You can go under the driver side of the dash, turn the lights on, listen for the chime to locate it. Once located simply unplug the two wire connector.
The chime is located on the dashboard of the Century. If it does not sound, you may need to have your vehicle's electrical system examined.
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It is important to know what causes things to stop working within a car. A blown fuse or bad wiring can cause the key and headlight chime to stop working.
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First, check the fuse box and replace the fuse for the indicator lights. If the lights still do not work then replace the dash bulb itself.