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Hello Everyone!

I know I have a short in the circuit that involves the daytime running lights, fuel level sensor chime control and a couple of other things. I'm popping the fuse for this circuit shortly after replacing it. Now before I get my 12v testing light out, is it possible that the relay that controls the daytime running lights might be causing the short?
The silly thing here is that because the drl's are on the same fuse as the chime and the twilight sentinel, everytime I turn the lights on I get a constant chimming, which is kind funny for the first hour or so, but just a little maddening after that.

Anyhow, any advice would be most appreciated.

Take care everyone


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BIGWHITE said:
Hello Everyone!

I know I have a short in the circuit that involves the daytime running lights, fuel level sensor chime control and a couple of other things. I'm popping the fuse for this circuit shortly after replacing it. Now before I get my 12v testing light out, is it possible that the relay that controls the daytime running lights might be causing the short?
The silly thing here is that because the drl's are on the same fuse as the chime and the twilight sentinel, everytime I turn the lights on I get a constant chimming, which is kind funny for the first hour or so, but just a little maddening after that.

Anyhow, any advice would be most appreciated.

Take care everyone


BIGWHITE
I have no clue on this one. Take the voltmeter to it and see what you get. Have you checked the wiring on the switch that might be it.
 

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:confused: I'm not even sure I want to know. :rolleyes:

Bigwhite,
What fuse is blowing? There's a few fuses that are involved in this system, maybe I can help you if I know what fuse is blowing.
Thank-you for your reply. It is the ign 1 fuse a 10a. I have already checked the other fuses that may be involved including the maxi fuses. That leaves the relay for the drls and of course the back breaking short circuit somewhere.

Again thanks for your help,

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Okay,
Unfortunately, I can't say for sure that the DRLs have anything to do with this fuse blowing. There's so many different circuits that run off that fuse that I would have to check around a bit before being able to say for sure which circuit is at fault. To be honest, out of the list of items covered by that fuse, my first two to check would be the Turn/Hazard switch ass'y and the Transaxle Range switch. I've seen both of these cause blown fuses before. BTW, with respect to these two components, the problem is generally the related wiring and NOT the components themselves.
 

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Hello Bigwhite: I am having exactly the same electrical problem with my 94 deville. I can't figure it out. The daytime lights won't go on; the lights chime when on; the empty fuel "E" keeps flashing; trunk and gas door won't release. I have spent days and nights, i'm frustrated big time.
Did you ever solve this problem?
If so can you email me the answer at [email protected]
Greatly appreciated,
harvey123hockey
 
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