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Old 07-14-2005, 12:37 AM   #1
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hi, I have 1993 bonneville with electrical seats. The seats quite working and the relay that was in the fuse box was so hot you couldn't tuch it. I unplugged it and tried to plug it back in again and sparks flew everywere. I know there is a dead short somewere. I looked at the groundbox under the strip by drivers door. can you tell me how you would be able to tell if the ground is not grounded? there is a whole rusted out right were the ground box is. do you think water has corroded this and how can i tell if this is the problem? :o
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please put your year and trim level in your sig


do you have the 6 way seats or the 12 way seats?
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it is the 6 way seats. it a 1993 pontiac bonneville se and i am not sure was you mean when you say trim level in sig.
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do you have the 6 way seats or the 12 way seats?
1993 se 6 way seats and don't know what you mean trim level
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well you have a 1993 SE<---- that is your trim level

now get that into your sig

if your ground was bad at the fuse box you would loose more than just the power seats..........goes to look at the FSM
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well you have a 1993 SE<---- that is your trim level

now get that into your sig

if your ground was bad at the fuse box you would loose more than just the power seats..........goes to look at the FSM
i have no door locks, or no rear defroster. i am really not machanically incline so what is fsm?
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put your car in your sig for future reference


Have you checked your ciggerate lighters to see if they are shorting out?


FSM = Factory Service Manual
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Have you checked your ciggerate lighters to see if they are shorting out?


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the ciggerate lighter is fine it works. what is the sig
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hans i figured out what sig was. i put that in there for future refrence. can you help with the electrical problem? what do you think it might be?
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If that relay'* getting so hot that you can't hardly touch it, then I would think that you got a pinched wire somewhere shorting out. But electrical isn't my strong point. But that'* what I'd start looking for.
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