I'm having a few electrical problems with my bonneville. I've tried messing with it a little, checking fuses and connections, but haven't had any luck so far.
My problems are: When I turn on my running lights or headlights, the normal taillights come on, but the outer brake lights light up too. Also, if I hit the brakes while my lights are off, my parking lights turn on along with the instrument cluster lighting up. Also, my remote starter doesn't work anymore. All these problems started at the same time, which makes me think theyre related. The remote starter when pressed will ding in the car and turn on the parking lights and instrument panel like normal, but the starter does not engage.
All of my brake light bulbs are in good working order and when I press the brakes, all of them light up like theyre supposed to. I've been working on this problem off and on over the last few days but to no avail. I believe theres a fuse panel under the glovebox, but I haven't checked in there yet for anything. Id rather try to resolve this issue myself before I have to take it in to get it fixed.
So far I've replaced the brake light switch and that did nothing. In the wiring schematic in the Chilton'* manual, the only thing I can see connecting the brake lights to the parking lights is the Lamp Monitor Module which parts stores can't get.
One last thing, I was looking underneath the fuse box at the wiring and found this:
The red wire with the inline fuse isn't listed in the schematic and neither is the red/white wire. The red wire goes to fuse 8, but I can't see where the red/white wire might go.
Any info is appreciated. Thanks guys.