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Interesting Electrical Problem

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by reckedracing, May 2, 2007.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    So i plugged in a car phone charger this morning that i've never used before
    somehow it managed to:
    1 - not charge the phone
    2 - kill the radio
    3 - kill the map lights, and when you hit the map lights it makes the "DOOR" light in the cluster come on

    this is a 1993 integra ls
    any ideas?
     
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    check your fuses
     
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    werd. i did that the other day installing my new head unit. accessory fuse blew and it took out a lot of stuff and made other things act all funny.
     
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    yea, i went through the fuses but i'll be double checking them with a test light as soon as i get to my shop

    i'm leaning towards a ground or relay, or maybe even the interface control unit? or whatever it is

    i see all the affected things share grounds G301 near the pisser resevoir, and G401 behind the drivers side kick panel

    i just don't understand why the map light would turn the DOOR ajar indicator idiot light on in the cluster and not actually illuminate the bulb
    i also noticed that the clock is flashing, bright and dim, as if you're turning the headlights on and off...
    very odd

    let me know if you have more suggestions
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    another interesting oddity
    a couple months ago i stopped to clean snow from the rain gutter, when i closed the drivers side door it shut the car down, but it started right back up
    then i closed the door again cause it felt loose and again it killed the car
    i've heard from a friend that a relay goes bad and closing the door will cause a temp break and stall the car, so i'll be looking into this relay after the grounds and fuses
     
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    yea, i smoked the backup radio fuse
    all back up and working now
     
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    *cough*toldyaso*cough*
     
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