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My 1997 catera has A electrical problem my radio don't work gages go crazy its like something is draining my battery.

Took alternator and had it rebuild and its still doing the samething.My radio wont work my electrical gage is in the red.Also when ever I speed up it gos up,thats what my electrical gage say

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Hi, actually I believe that the cateras are in the Opel omega family of vehicles. There is a multifunction relay that controls a lot of devices in these cars including the radio. I am going to post a link that should help you find the electrical components for a 1997 catera. Believe me, you are not alone when it comes to electrical problems in these cars. They actually are not that difficult to work on and if you are savvy electrically I am sure you can trace a bad device or a bad ground. At least you know your alternator is new, just make sure the voltage regulator is functioning properly and reading between 13 and 14 volts with the car running. Here is the link, I hope it helps. As I stated, this particular relay causes a lot of headaches for catera owners, but I could be completely wrong. Just an educated guess, good luck, I hope this helps.

http://files.spectralcoding.com/files/misc/catera/%2797%20Electrical%20Component%20Locations.pdf

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Check that all the ground wires(white) are clean and tight on the firewall under dash. Weak or no ground can cause feedback of power also making things go crazy. But ALWAYS check to have a good ground connection on both sides of the vehicle.

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