I have a 96 Accent and have noticed that there are a lot of wiring
problems... like the door bell not chiming all the time and one of the
wires in the code reader circuit working half the time... Did anyone
else have a similar problem? And if so, what was the best way that you
took care of it? The one that is the most annoying of all the wiring
is the one to the code reader since I have my own and sometimes it
takes 2 hours of moving wires around to actually get it long enough to
get a code.
I'm guessing you've got a problem with the door switch and perhaps a
poor connection at the DLC. Check for loose terminals there. If
these are indeed wiring problems, when the problem is occurring, check
using an ohmmeter to locate and repair the issue. In most cases, you
should be able to do that in a little more than the 2 hours you spent
moving wires around.
It was actually one of the wires underneath the steering wheel for the
door chime, that it would be moved a certain way then the door would
chime, I just wasn't sure if there was an easier way than tackling
every single wire individually, and if there was an easier way just
to replace it all.
You're not so much checking every wire as you are checking the
individual wire which controls the feature in question. In the case
of the door chime, you'd need to look at a schematic, check the
circuit operation, and check the wire color and routing. I'm guessing
you'll find the problem to be the insulation rubbed through on some
metal component. When the metal touches the strands of the
appropriate wire, it'll make the door chime sound.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.