posted on Feb, 19 2010 @ 04:12 PM
reply to post by Gazrok
Ok, I know what the matter with the car is, but you will have to fix it, Garages will not do this. Since cars went to computers, on GM cars, the power
wires are all orange in color. Since 1990 all GMs were built with a built in flaw. All of the power wires all come together with no fuse, no power
breaker, nothing but a metal connector and a small piece of tape. So, when the cigarette lighter shorts, or that door light switch shorts out, you
loose voltage in all power devices.
You have to remove the dashboard to do this. Don't freak out, it's a lot easier than it sounds. when that is done, take the wire bundle in your
hands and begin to unwrap the wires, looking for the orange ones. You will find a place, under where the dash was, where they all come together.
Unwrap that good, and get yourself a 50 Watt breaker from the local auto parts store, about $10, and a roll of electrical tape. Cut the wires off, one
at a time, and bare the wire, and apply a ring connector. Place all the rings on one side of the harness on one pole of the breaker, and the rest on
the other pole. Tape the harness up good, and reinstall the dash, making sure all connectors are plugged in and cables attached right. Start the car,
and drive trouble free for many miles.
My son and I have repaired over 20 GM cars this way, when the dealership said it could not be fixed. One Chevy dealer paid me $500 to do this for
them, they said it would void the warranty, but told me to fix it, and the money was mine. This fix works great, and you have it from a former GM
engineer. Later perhaps I will tell you how to double your mileage on any gasoline burning car.