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Old 02-01-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Cuirtcuit breakers??

I know this should be in the 87-91 section but figured more people would see it here. It can get moeved later.

Here is the problem.

I posted once before( I think) it may have just been through msn, that my power seats stopped working temporarily. Well I think I found the problem. Tonight I had the car running to warm up and also had the rear defrost on. My rear door was acting up again ( not opening, due to the mechanism inside) it was cold and probably got some moisture on it from the car wash yesterday. Anyhow this is a comon problem for now and usually if you lock and unlock the doors a couple times it will be fine and open.

I tired that then the door locks stopped working. So I opened the fuse panel ( so nice and convinient under the steering wheel, don't even have to bend over to get to them. nice job GM on that one) and I looked at the list of fuses to see wich one was power doors, since I figured I killed a fuse. Well the power locks are on the same cuicuit as the rear defrost and power seats. As I looked in the panel it was not a regualr fuse, it was bigger and silver, my guess is they are cuircuit breakers due to the fact that those cuircuits are a tad overloaded. Anyhow that breaker was really hot. So I borrowed the one for the power windows, rated the same and just below it. Then all the locks worked and seats and even the power windows that are now using the tripped breaker work ( I guess it cooled enough to work again).

So finaly my question, since the seat stop working oftne ( usually when using the rear defrost at the same time) does anyone think that it may simply be a weak cuircuit breaker ( being 14 years old) or other problems causing it to trip and get really worm.

My guess is age and getting weak.

Any thoughts???
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Could be. You ought to see how much new breakers are. If they are cheap then replace them.
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