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electrical problems??!

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I just recently got a 99 catera, and i failed to test some things before i got it, really nothing major, but kind of bug me. there are 3 things that i need to get fixed. one the high beam on the passenger side does not work, i replaced the housing and the bulbs. took a multi-tester to the socket, and there is no juice. i checked the fuse, but after putting things all together, if i read the manual correctly, theres three fuses for the passenger side high beam??? havent checked those yet. the second problem is the passenger side front heated seat. the light on the button lights up, but the seat doesnt get warm. all other seats work fine. I dont know which wire on the bottom of the seat is the one for the heating element to check for continuity/voltage. my third and last problem is my fog lamps. when i turn them on, they dont light up, and i get a buzzing noise from one of the relays in my fuse box. i replaced the buzzing relay, and the new relay buzzes too. any ideas on ANY of these topics will help greatly thank you for your time!!!
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I've got a '99 myself and have pretty dern well have the same problem you got.

Went to start the car one mornin once getting off work and got the exact same buzzing noise. Took me a few to figure out it was the fog light and then popped them off. Only when I turn on the fog lights do I get the electrical whine.

Also at the same time, it appears my cruise control will no longer function (bummer since I've got a 6 hour interstate drive coming up for Thanksgiving).

And I hear you on the heaters on the seats not working. Both front seats will no longer work, yet the ones in the backseat both work fine still. I asked the dealership and they told me they had to replace the seat entirely (huh?!?) and would cost in the range of $600-700 per seat (huh?!? again).

And I'll be derned if that passenger side high beam didn't go out a few days ago, but I'm just too lazy at this time to get out and replace it yet (well I hope it's just a blown bulb).

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