2002 Ford F150-Dome Light Glows

This 2002 Ford F150 Super crew pickup came in with the compliant that the dome light would glow and the rear reading lights were always about half bright. If they were manually turned on they worked normally. The glowing/half bright condition was present with the ignition on or for about an hour after the ignition … Continue reading “2002 Ford F150-Dome Light Glows”

2009 GMC Yukon-Power Lift Gate Not Working

This 2009 GMC Yukon came in with the complaint that the power liftgate did not work and that the rear outside switch has already been replaced. It is the most common failure point in the system but not this time. Starting from scratch I checked the fuses and found that fuse #71 was blow. It … Continue reading “2009 GMC Yukon-Power Lift Gate Not Working”

2008 Ford Expedition-Power Seat Not Working

This 2008 Ford Expedition came in with the power seat not working. testing found that fuse number 45 in the underhood fuse box was blown. The problem was intermittent so I installed a new fuse and marked it’s location on the fuse box cover. The customer was on her way out of town so there … Continue reading “2008 Ford Expedition-Power Seat Not Working”

2003 Chevrolet Express Van-No Crank Condition

This 2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 van with the 5.3 liter engine was towed into my shop as a no crank condition (starter does not work). There were two problems found. The IGN A fuse was blown in the underhood fuse box and the starter was no good. The starter had been replaced the day before … Continue reading “2003 Chevrolet Express Van-No Crank Condition”

2010 Toyota Tacoma IG1 2 Fuse Blows – Battery Goes Dead

This 2010 Toyota Tacoma came in with the complaint that the IG1  No2 fuse would blow sometimes. The IG1 NO2 fuse is located in the interior fuse box behind this panel. After pulling the door open the whole unit can be lifted up and off of the hinge detents. The interior fuse box legend with … Continue reading “2010 Toyota Tacoma IG1 2 Fuse Blows – Battery Goes Dead”

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Emissions 1 Fuse Blows

This 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS came in with multiple complaints including the Emissions 1 fuse blowing in the underhood fuse box. Also there were several codes being set in the PCM as a result, P0030, P0036, P0053, P0054 and P0443. All can be related back to the blown Emissions 1 fuse. Because the Emissions … Continue reading “2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Emissions 1 Fuse Blows”

2012 Chevrolet Express Van Horn Stuck On Battery Goes Dead

This 2012 Chevrolet Express van came in with the complaint that the horn was stuck on and the the battery goes dead even though the horn has been disabled/disconnected. The customer could not accurately explain how the horn had been disconnected. I figured that the fuse or the relay must have been removed. The cover … Continue reading “2012 Chevrolet Express Van Horn Stuck On Battery Goes Dead”

2007 Chevy Express G1500 Van, Fuse #10, HVAC Fuse Blows

This 2007 Chevrolet Express G1500 van came in with the complaint that the A/C would not work. Neither the blower nor the compressor would come on. Looking at a wiring diagram revealed that fuse number 10 in the interior fuse box supplies power to both the compressor and blower control portions of the HVAC system. … Continue reading “2007 Chevy Express G1500 Van, Fuse #10, HVAC Fuse Blows”

2000 Honda Civic Battery Goes Dead

This 2000 Honda Civic came in with the complaint that the battery would go dead. There was a slight language barrier between myself and the customer so I performed the usual tests to find out what was going on. I checked for a battery drain condition while the battery was being recharged with my battery … Continue reading “2000 Honda Civic Battery Goes Dead”

2008 GMC Sierra Denali, Multiple Electrical Problems

This 2008 GMC Sierra Denali came in with multiple electrical complaints. The blower did not work. The left side stoplight, all left side turn signals, the right side mirror turn indicator. All of the power windows except for the right rear window did not work. There were a multitude of codes scattered through various modules. … Continue reading “2008 GMC Sierra Denali, Multiple Electrical Problems”