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Old 01-12-2010, 09:47 AM
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Andy,
your ride has so many special termination connectors designs it's not likely available in the general aftermarket....

you can contact some local body shops to see what harnesses are available for collision repairs (and gasp when the tell you the price!)

it's not rocket science to trouble shoot / diagnos and correct the very very common problems you listed....

on this link, scroll down and read the "electrical trouble shooting" article(s)

http://www.aa1car.com/carleyware/library.htm

it is just a step by step testing and eliminating procedure starting from one end or the other of any problem curcuit to pin down the problem souce...

in a sense it is the same as Sherlock Holmes solving a murder for (in this case) "what" is the guilty party...

I prefer and use a volt meter for everything but for very many common problems just a cheap probe test lamp is all you do need...

suggestion,,,keep this "picture" in your head:
on a car 12V neg ground system,,,, the energy flow is from the neg batt terminal thru the car body (electrical conductor) and ground wire at the device where "work" is done by the device with on/off control from a switch and what energy is left after the work is sucked to the positive terminal...
that explains why you disconnect the neg batt cable to work on the electrics in a car to truly kill the "energy source" (and why by far lost ground curcuit side energy "supply" is the most common problem source)...
so most often I do start troubleshooting from the "supply" end of the curcuit...

it is SO worthwhile to learn how to do the troubleshooting basics because it is the same procedure for correcting anything electrical in your life.... (appliance/outboard/house/whatever)
to save service call bucks for the rest of your life....

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