Question about 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
So I decided to go ahead and do my first stereo install. I already had the neccessary GM harness, it was from a 06 chevy silverado, i just had to make a minor physical adjustment and repin it. I am putting in a flipscreen h/u stacked with a dvd player. Well i had everything connected and just needed to connect the ignition/switched (red) wire. I went to the fuse box under the dash and connected the wire to the wiper blade fuse. Everything turned on and worked perfect. Well that was a test to see if i could get the connections right. As i was moving it, the red wire touched something and sparked. The radio turned off and i turned the car off right away. I reinstalled the factory headunit and it worked so I assumed all was well and that I learned the mistake of leaving wire connections exposed. Well that was last night and this morning after leaving my girls house, i go to turn the wheel and i have no power steering. I notice the DIC says "service airbag" and only the theft deterent light appears on the gauge. wipers dont work, passenger airbag light does not turn on, cant change ac temp, output, i can only turn it on. Now I know I screwed up. now i notice that on the compartment fuse box, the wiper, airbag, eps and one other fuse have no power going to them. I take the fuses out and put them in other slots that have power going through them and they all work. I took all the connections off the fuse box and took it out and saw that it has GM# 15867055. So I know that the fuses do work but its where the fuses go. Now my questions are, "Is the black fuse board the BCM or is the BCM elsewhere?" and "Can i replace that part since I do have the part #?" and "If i do replace the part is it simply plug-n-play?" Any help towards this is appreciated. I am located in LA County, CA.
You have burned out your large box fuses under the hood and, possibly a fuseable link or, two check them
next time connect the hot/red wire only to an inline properly rated fuse connected to the battery positive lug
the library or, a dealer will have your car's schematic
And use wirenuts to connect wires not crimp connectors
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