I have just diagnosed a battery run-down problem by removing fuses until I
found the one that stopped the flow of amps. It controlls interior lights,
including glove and trunk, warning chimes and, according to the owner's
manual, the radio, although the radio works without it and there is another
fuse for the radio. I suspect it is the warning chimes because they are not
working and it does not seem to be any of the lamps. I'd be content to
forget about fixing the warning chimes, but just disconnecting whatever
short circuit is there.
Does anybody know how to get to the warning chimes on this model?
Not right off, but check the trunk light, sometimes it stays on. But,
if your chimes aren't working it is possible that the wire going
to them is shorted. But, that should only come into play if something
is activating the chimes. One thing to do is to try to remember what
activates them, and check those circuits.
To do this you should get yourself a manual with a wiring diagram.
Go to your local library to look for one, or if you have a library
card you might be able to go online to All Data. Another possibility
is a used book store.
have a digital radio you have 2 hot wires it. One for the radio itself,
which usually separate, one to keep the clock and memory going.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
Use the same process of elimination on those things the fuse controls.
I've known trunk and glove box lights to stay on. Check your dome and
mirror lamps if you have them. I've seen radios draw current for no
reason, too. I'd unplug the radio and see if it goes away if it's not the
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