I'm trying to help my nephew clear a ground on his 1996 Chev Blazer.
For some reason his running lights were blowing the fuse when turned
on. He purchased a Chilton's manual which showed the electrical and
although the manual showed only ONE brown conductor going to the
running lights coming off the light switch, his vehicle had two (and
factory looking wire at that).
The second brown wire which takes off towards the top of his dash and
to be paired with an orange wire, is grounded. We clipped
that wire and the running lights came back without taking out the fuse
but I *suspect*
that this wire may have gone to his dash lights (had
to take off after that and haven't heard a report back yet as to
whether or not, his dash lights no longer work.
I'm expecting to hear that his dash lights don't work however, and was
wondering if there is any kind of 'workaround' if the dash printed
circuit board is toasted (where the dash lights can be hard-wired in
with different sockets).
So... Are there after-market bulb sockets that one could hard-wire in
as the cars used to be and get around a problem with the dash printed
circuit board? TIA for any advice..