95 Bonneville SSEI electrical short? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Crece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Richmond,Va.
Posts: 342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Crece is on a distinguished road
Default 95 Bonneville SSEI electrical short?

I have a leak that is probably coming from inside the front passenger door but I haven't had the nerve to pull the inside trim yet. I'm not confident that I can put it back without a problem. But I wonder if that is causing the next problem. The other problem is that my instrument cluster to the right and including the display for the doors, tail, lamps , etc. have been dropping out. They will either all function properly or not at all. Sometimes when I step on the brake they all will come back on. My question is does anyone know the location of all of the grounding straps. I have cleaned the grounding bus on both front doors. Also, I have the service manuals if anyone has any suggestions that might be found there.
Crece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
xdhd350 is on a distinguished road
Default

A short would blow a fuse. What you are describing is a loose connection. I would inspect the harness that supplies power to the instrument cluster. Since it'* affecting the right half, there may be a bad solder joint on the cluster itself. You're either losing supply voltage or the ground return to cause the drop out.

When you step on the brake pedal and they come back, is the vehicle in motion or not?

Greg B.
xdhd350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Crece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Richmond,Va.
Posts: 342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Crece is on a distinguished road
Default

It is in motion but it is always random to a point. When I start the car the gauges are usually dead but sometimes when I step on the brake, say when approaching a stop sign they all fire up. At this point if I were to turn the ignition off and back on they would still be functional but the next day when I start the car they will usually not be function.
Crece is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GMC 1500 HD electrical short in IGN 1 circuit, need troubleshooting help! K-Rod GMC/Chevrolet Truck/SUV 5 08-17-2014 09:02 PM
98 Park Ave electrical short help 87racer Buick 12 02-20-2013 04:07 PM
GXP electrical short plumcuda Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 3 03-31-2011 07:39 AM
Electrical Short in the Fuse Box?? buddha5150 Everything Electrical & Electronic 2 02-20-2008 11:04 PM
Long start, short start, long stall, short stall :-( jessie_harbin 1992-1999 3 03-12-2006 11:40 AM


Tags
electrical problem, electrical short

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.