Out go the lights

Old 03-25-07, 08:55 AM
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Question Out go the lights

Have a 1996 Buick Century, V6, 3.1L. Was moving it , and all electricl systems were up and running. I touched the brake and just about every electrical system on the chassie went out. There are no exterior lights at all. No reverse lights. Instrument panel is out. Although the ABS warning light is on. Actually what is working is the power windows, and the heat/ac controls. Engine, and drive train are working fine.
I have changed 3 of the 4 fuseable links. There is absolutely no power getting to the fuse block.
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Look at all the battery cables for proper connection. Make sure none are damaged or corroded.

If wiring along with all the fuses look good, I think you might have fried your ECM (engine control module).
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There should be a lamp control module, a seperate computer, that is probably your issue
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Take your time and follow the wires looking for a short. Sounds to me like you may have lost a ground wire ...( Not every problem is the result of a catastrophic failure) Using a voltmeter look for power in the wires running to the lights...

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