01-22-2006, 02:16:58 PM
Hi guys, I am stumped ..... I forgot to turn my headlights off .......and when i started the car they went out and the stereo died at the same time ......also the dome light is also not working
anyone have any idea where to start looking ....I checked all the fuses and the appear to be good
thanks in advance
01-22-2006, 08:30:04 PM
I don't suppose you jump started it, did you?
01-22-2006, 09:54:46 PM
Please check the voltage at the battery!!!!
01-23-2006, 12:14:43 AM
If the entire electrical system died... I'm betting it's a fusible link that cooked.
Down by the starter, there is a thick wire that runs near the rear of the engine (probably through a short, curved metal tube). That wire is a fusible link. They act like an inline fuse so you don't toast your entire wiring harness. Replace that piece of wire with a fusible link. (DON'T USE NORMAL WIRE!)
01-23-2006, 03:32:38 AM
thanks for the feedback.....but the car runs fine .....signals and such seem to work fine .
no I never jumpstarted it ........I just started it with the headlights on and the radio didnt fire up.......started getting dark then i noticed the lights werent working either
01-23-2006, 03:34:30 AM
the entire electrical is not gone .....but i will look into that as well....(fusable links)
01-23-2006, 08:33:37 AM
I know from experience that the dome light and radio are on the same fuse (not sure about the lights).
I'd take a closer look at the fuse for that circuit.
02-08-2006, 11:32:58 PM
but I am having the same problem on 2 of my rides. If you figure out what it is please let me know. The cars I'm having a problem with aren't Camaro's but they are Chevy's :rolleyes:
I have checked fusable links and unless I am not seeing one, that is not the problem.
Anyway I know I joined this thread late, but if you see it, let me know what the cure is.
02-10-2006, 08:56:56 PM
Just because a fuse looks good doesn't mean it is!! Take them out and OHM them! Just changing them doesn't mean you're putting in a good one. Check the voltage at the radio power wire and the headlights plug to be sure it's getting there. Either way you know which way to trace the problem. H/L or radio bad-or voltage issue. It's easier to trace back than it is to trace forward.