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Old 04-27-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hello, everyone. I have a lot of questions in my mind and a lot of diagrams to draw out. For now, I'm going to drill my dash and put in about four ON-OFF-ON switches. I've got all new fuse panels and buss fuses. Here'* my list of items from O'Reilly Auto Parts:

Flashers:
Four 552 flashers; two terminals; two to six bulbs

Toggle switches:
Two 85919
Two 95901
Two 85905

Panel lights:
Two 85939; amper lights

Fuses:
Two 8202-4 fuse blocks; fits four 1.25" 0.25" fuses
One five-pack of 10A fuses
One five-pack of 15A fuses

One sealed 60A starter button; 85984

Crimp connectors:
100-pack of 85496 16-14GA female quick disconnects
100-pack of 85498 16-14GA butt connectors

8 Feet of 0.25" heat shrink tubing, black

Wires:
100 feet of PW14Y 14GA yellow wire
100 feet of PW14B 14GA black wire

That, over two hours at the store, six sheets of pad paper filled with plans, and at most two more days. That'* all. My 94 SSEi will run again with all the lights fully functional! I'm excited! This will be my giant thread that will have just electrical questions. I'm going to draw some proper diagrams, and I'll be right back as soon as I'm done. Lots of questions coming up, so brace yourselves.

For now, could you please let me know where in the Rice Zone repair manual I can find the fuse panel numbers and their respective purposes? Either that, or let me know the fuse numbers for every single bulb on the outside of the car. That would be phenomenal. Thanks a lot!
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I guess I shouldn't list what I just bought when I ran out to some stores after that post... I'll do it anyway!

Rice Zone:

A pack of an unknown quantity of 16-14gA ring terminal crimp connectors; 85407

New crimper/stripper too with some terminals; 86690

Sylvania 1157A ST amber bulbs.


From Wal Mart:

5 piece Black & Decker hole saw kit... It'* a Value Pack!

Scosche wiring kit
Power distribution block
In-line fuse holder w/100A fuse
14ft 5GA wire
6ft 9GA wire
4ft 9GA wire
17ft remote wire
Two 17ft audio cables
Pre-terminated power wire

Two packs of assorted crimp connectors for 16-14GA wires.

The diagrams are coming along fairly nicely. If (when) all of this comes together, I'll be able to put my car back to one piece with shiny, new bumpers and all electronics a-go!

Is there a wiring diagram for the brake pedal relay?
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You know..... you really perplex me sometimes...

Why would you give up on the OEM wiring? It could just be a simple problem holding you back... If you can't solve it, take it to a dealer or a reputable repairman that knows electrical, rather than chopping your wiring up to do something completely unnecessary. Personally, I think it'* a terrible idea to wire in new wiring, and bypass the factory wiring before even making an attempt at getting it checked out.

GM wiring isn't that bad at all, a HELL of a lot better than Chrysler or Ford wiring.
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I've been having these wiring problems since September, and no one can figure it out. A year before September, in the fall of 06, I had my Bonneville all over the place for people to fix all these little things. The cost was tremendous just for each place to give an estimate and put some labor toward figuring it all out. I've been posting here and on NEBC every now and then, and I haven't really been able to find out much. This is a safe workaround because I have changed my mind and have decided not to remove the OE goods. Well, maybe the OE wires. They're sticky... This is a good way to get my car off the jack stands and back on the road.
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FSM & a trip to the junkyard would cost less than what you spent today.
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I'm bidding on some FSMs on eBay. Considering the cost of all this today, I'm ready to win an auction. Some things may be returned, but the good thing is that I bought all this while keeping in mind how I'll repurpose it later. I do have to agree at least that it costs too much. One good thing I got out of it was "free" stuff from Auto Zone using from using my card points.
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What isn't working.
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When I accelerate, the left turn signal indicator turns on while all turn signal bulbs are actually off.
The left turn signal is much slower.
The lights on the trunk lid do not work at all.
All the tail lights not on the trunk lid are at 6.34V instead of the car'* normal voltage.
One headlight also works at half voltage, and so do both fog lights.
I can't turn off the fog lights when they're at half voltage. The switch is totally ineffective.
The dash lights stay off until I pull out the headlight switch. No matter if it'* day or night, the auto lights do not at all control the dash.
Both left and right positions of the AL7 seat controls only control the driver'* side seat. The passenger seat does not move at all.
Some buttons for the seat controls do the same thing as others while some buttons do nothing.

There are numerous other things, but I seem to have forgotten them. I'll keep the list going as I remember more.
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