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chung Apr 16, 6:54pm - #156621 
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Changing lights

I decided to change all the lights in my AC/Heater controls and the 12V cigarette lighter hole. Everything was going fine until I tried to change the cigarette lighter one. All the lights went out even the radio's. At night when the headlights are on the radio is all dark. I checked all fuses, they were all fine. I dont know what went wrong. Any suggestions??
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Sultan Apr 16, 7:39pm - #156622 

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double-check the fuses... most commonly a blown fuse is the culprit
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slidr Apr 16, 11:08pm - #156623 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
double-check the fuses... most commonly a blown fuse is the culprit
It's not.

Join the fucked up car club!

Diablo and I are already members, and we are accepting more members daily!

Bottom line is, it's not a fuse. If it were, then the radio etc, would not work at all. Diablo thought it was a relay due to the fact that the only times the lights wouldn't work was when the headlights came on at night.
He got a new tail relay, and still nothing.

No one knows what causes it or how to fix it. At least no one online.


Probably have to take it into the dealership to get it fixed, but that may not be worth it considering how much it may cost.

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Sultan Apr 17, 12:18am - #156624 

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oh, well that sucks... hopefully someone will come up with an answer
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spaztikid Apr 17, 12:22am - #156625 
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maybe its that little dimmer knob
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slidr Apr 17, 12:27am - #156626 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
maybe its that little dimmer knob
Noppers.

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Rocketman Apr 17, 1:47am - #156627 

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That sucks man...I was messing with my AC lights changing the color...All of a sudden my AC led doesn't work anymore.. AC still functions but no light...shito. I feel your pain! I am just having bad luck with everything electronic lately!
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celicafourotwo Apr 17, 2:03am - #156628 

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uuuu..man i'm changing my mind about doing anything to my A/C console. But good luck on getting it fix.. thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Happy Birthday Erick Apr 17, 2:33am - #156629 

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^^ agreed spineyes

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RyOlSe Apr 18, 12:59am - #156630 

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man as you know that does really suck, you could always just bite the bullet and take it in to see what's wrong (hey you guys could even just take in one car find out what's wrong and how it was fixed, and just split the bill) [/color]

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Jtultra Apr 18, 3:39am - #156631 

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Happened to me to but only the cigerette lighter went out...looks better though. Also the A/C light won't work, only because I majorly cracked that circuit bored, but that was my dumbass fault rofl

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chung Apr 29, 2:59am - #156632 
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hey i figured it out, well me and a friend. its the connection to the cigarette lighter. if you unplug it and use a volt meter on the connecters there are 3 positive charges and one negative. you need to get one of the positives to tap the negative. send a reply if you dun get wut i am sayin and i will post next time with pictures. but my lights work now.
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celicafourotwo Apr 29, 3:02am - #156633 

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Originally Posted by chung
hey i figured it out, well me and a friend. its the connection to the cigarette lighter. if you unplug it and use a volt meter on the connecters there are 3 positive charges and one negative. you need to get one of the positives to tap the negative. send a reply if you dun get wut i am sayin and i will post next time with pictures. but my lights work now.


YOU the MAN!!..if it work for other people with the same problem, then u're everyone's savior on this subject..But be sure to post pic though. Good job! thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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chung May 17, 11:59pm - #156634 
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OK...so i dont kno how to add pics on this forum thing. but to see wut i did go to http://www.xanga.com/blumonk00 and you will see wut i used and wut i did.
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celicafourotwo May 18, 12:12am - #156635 

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to add pictures just click on "Preview Reply" under this message box and then attach the pictures to it. thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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celicafourotwo May 18, 12:14am - #156636 

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oh yeah, the website you gave the picts don't show up at all.

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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chung May 18, 12:46am - #156637 
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Thanks...

ok... first you need to get this blue tapping clip.
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chung May 18, 12:48am - #156638 
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Then you clip these 2 wires together and you r done
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DiabloGTS May 18, 12:21pm - #156639 

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what do you mean by tapping?

like, connecting the two wires together?

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cool, this stuff helps thumbsup
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DiabloGTS May 18, 12:25pm - #156641 

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if this works, I will forever be in your debt!

I've spent 6-8 months diagnosing this problem, bought new control boards, fuses, relays...spent like $200

I knew it had to be a $.50 fix frown

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DiabloGTS May 18, 12:29pm - #156642 

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rocketman, did your LED break?

I have one from a spare board I could unsolder and send you that I know works if you need a replacement! wave

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xrage4200 May 18, 12:31pm - #156643 

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chung May 18, 1:37pm - #156644 
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yes, the clip is a tapping clip...sorry if i am mispelling something
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chung May 18, 1:38pm - #156645 
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DiabloGTS May 18, 1:38pm - #156646 

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what do you mean by tapping clip, like hooking the two wires together?

confused

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chung May 18, 1:40pm - #156647 
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plz tell me if it works for whoever tries this. It worked for me.
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chung May 18, 1:41pm - #156648 
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yes
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chung May 18, 1:43pm - #156649 
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Diablo, "tap" the wires with each other using that clip. U can get it at radioshack or pepboys. I think radioshack is a bit cheaper for the same clips.
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DiabloGTS May 18, 1:53pm - #156650 

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I still don't understand what you mean by tap.

am I basically connecting the two wires together?

Maybe when I buy the clip I will understand better spineyes

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chung May 18, 2:01pm - #156651 
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
I still don't understand what you mean by tap.

am I basically connecting the two wires together?

Maybe when I buy the clip I will understand better spineyes



yeah, basically you connect the two wires. The clip makes it nicer and neater. I am sorry for the confusion. once you get the clip you will see wut i mean though. ur right about that.
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DiabloGTS May 18, 2:10pm - #156652 

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ok, thanks!

I'm going to by the clip and do this in the afternoon!

If you solved this problem, I owe you BIG time!

I hope it works *crosses fingers)

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Sultan May 18, 4:00pm - #156653 

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good luck Diablo - I know you've had this problem for awhile...
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slidr May 19, 12:26am - #156654 

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So the two white wires get connected to eachother? It looks like there is a bundle of wires there in the second picture, so a little clarification would be appreciated.

I'm just gonna cut a spare piece of wire and attach it to both of them.

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DiabloGTS May 19, 1:24am - #156655 

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am forever in your debt, you solved a 6 month mystery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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chung May 19, 2:31am - #156656 
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Originally Posted by slidr
So the two white wires get connected to eachother? It looks like there is a bundle of wires there in the second picture, so a little clarification would be appreciated.

I'm just gonna cut a spare piece of wire and attach it to both of them.


yes, the two white wires will be connected by the clip
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slidr May 19, 2:33am - #156657 

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Originally Posted by chung
Originally Posted by slidr
So the two white wires get connected to eachother? It looks like there is a bundle of wires there in the second picture, so a little clarification would be appreciated.

I'm just gonna cut a spare piece of wire and attach it to both of them.


yes, the two white wires will be connected by the clip
Great, thanks.

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chung May 19, 2:33am - #156658 
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am forever in your debt, you solved a 6 month mystery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


ur welcome. I wuz just thinkin earlier i could have sent you the clips in the mail. But i thought you might want to resolve this as soon as possible.
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celicafourotwo May 19, 3:19am - #156659 

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damn..somebody gotta put this thing in the install page..cuz i don't think we're gonna see it again down the road, especially if you (chung) aren't around to help.
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Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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corruptor Jun 11, 11:15pm - #156660 

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I just tapped the 2 wires together, and still nothing. Any other ideas?
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chung Jun 12, 5:45am - #156661 
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Originally Posted by corruptor006
I just tapped the 2 wires together, and still nothing. Any other ideas?


Did you use the clips? sometimes they might be too big and the splicer inside the clip did not splice the wires. If you use the clip you can take it apart and check the wires to see if there is a tiny cut (not completely cut)in each wire. if not you might wanna cut just the plastic (not the whole wire) to expose a LITTLE of the copper inside of each wire. then place the clip back on where the wires are exposed.
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corruptor Jun 15, 7:25pm - #156662 

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Yea, I checked that first off. I might have done what the other guy did, and crack my circuit board. I can live with it. Good thing the engine revs up when you put on the air... smile
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chung Jul 10, 12:35am - #156663 
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there is one more thing you can check. when you take off the center console and look at your climate control switchs, in the middle is where the AC and Rear Defrost lights are. there is a lite blue "computer cable" looking wire. you might have broken off one of the wires attatched to the board. you have to carefully look at it because you dont want to break any other ones off.
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RedDevil Jul 12, 11:58pm - #156664 
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Wires are color coded..
It would be helpful for people, if you tell them which wires to tap into.. wink

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chung Jul 19, 9:52pm - #156665 
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I put pictures on the first page of the post. the wires are WHITE.
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RaptorGTS Sep 14, 4:27pm - #156666 
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lmao!!!!ya'll are funny.
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VeilsideShadow Jan 20, 7:58pm - #156667 

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I just ran into this problem last night, as well as the Cracked Ac controller.

I will give the jumper, or "tapper" a shot tonight.

Also, If anyone is still interested, I could possibly take some pics of how I soldered on 3 jumper wires to make the AC light come on when you push the button, and also the illumination lights for the AC controller lighting.

I noticed the circut board is pretty fragile and it cracks right in the center at the top. if you pull that board forward and look at the back, you can bend it slightly and see where it cracked, breaking contact on the 3 upper circuts.
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slim Apr 16, 7:46am - #156668 
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wooohhooolo. this shit worked for me too
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