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Apr 16, 11:54am - #156621 
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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Apr 16, 12:39pm - #156622 
double-check the fuses... most commonly a blown fuse is the culprit

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Apr 16, 4:08pm - #156623 
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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Apr 16, 5:18pm - #156624 
oh, well that sucks... hopefully someone will come up with an answer

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Apr 16, 5:22pm - #156625 
maybe its that little dimmer knob

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Apr 16, 5:27pm - #156626 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
maybe its that little dimmer knob
Noppers.


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Apr 16, 6:47pm - #156627 
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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Apr 16, 7:03pm - #156628 
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
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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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Apr 16, 7:33pm - #156629 
^^ agreed spineyes


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Apr 17, 5:59pm - #156630 
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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Apr 17, 8:39pm - #156631 
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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Apr 28, 7:59pm - #156632 
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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Apr 28, 8:02pm - #156633 
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
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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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May 17, 4:59pm - #156634 
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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May 17, 5:12pm - #156635 
to add pictures just click on "Preview Reply" under this message box and then attach the pictures to it. thumbsup


Originally Posted by pesho01
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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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May 17, 5:14pm - #156636 
oh yeah, the website you gave the picts don't show up at all.


Originally Posted by pesho01
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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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May 17, 5:46pm - #156637 
Thanks...

ok... first you need to get this blue tapping clip.

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May 17, 5:48pm - #156638 
Then you clip these 2 wires together and you r done

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May 18, 5:21am - #156639 
what do you mean by tapping?

like, connecting the two wires together?


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May 18, 5:23am - #156640 
cool, this stuff helps thumbsup

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May 18, 5:25am - #156641 
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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May 18, 5:29am - #156642 
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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May 18, 5:31am - #156643 
nice


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May 18, 6:37am - #156644 
yes, the clip is a tapping clip...sorry if i am mispelling something

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May 18, 6:38am - #156645 
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May 18, 6:38am - #156646 
what do you mean by tapping clip, like hooking the two wires together?

confused


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May 18, 6:40am - #156647 
plz tell me if it works for whoever tries this. It worked for me.

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May 18, 6:41am - #156648 
yes

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May 18, 6:43am - #156649 
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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May 18, 6:53am - #156650 
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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May 18, 7:01am - #156651 
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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May 18, 7:10am - #156652 
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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May 18, 9:00am - #156653 
good luck Diablo - I know you've had this problem for awhile...

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May 18, 5:26pm - #156654 
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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May 18, 6:24pm - #156655 
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


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May 18, 7:31pm - #156656 
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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May 18, 7:33pm - #156657 
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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May 18, 7:33pm - #156658 
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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May 18, 8:19pm - #156659 
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
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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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Jun 11, 4:15pm - #156660 
I just tapped the 2 wires together, and still nothing. Any other ideas?

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Jun 11, 10:45pm - #156661 
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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Jun 15, 12:25pm - #156662 
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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Jul 9, 5:35pm - #156663 
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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Jul 12, 4:58pm - #156664 
Wires are color coded..
It would be helpful for people, if you tell them which wires to tap into.. wink


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Jul 19, 2:52pm - #156665 
I put pictures on the first page of the post. the wires are WHITE.

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Sep 14, 9:27am - #156666 
lmao!!!!ya'll are funny.

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Jan 20, 12:58pm - #156667 
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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Apr 16, 12:46am - #156668 
wooohhooolo. this shit worked for me too

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Jan 10, 1:23am - #451479 
I've got the right hand side of my A/C lights out and after replacing the lot for blue LEDs thinking it was possibly just the bulbs that had died, the problem remains. So basically the right side of the A/C unit and also the cigarette lighter are functioning but not illuminating. Would this fix possibly work for my issue? An old thread I know but hopefully someone will pick this comment up.. Cheers.

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