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Emeregency help needed please. A squirrel decided to build a nest this weekend under the hood of my 1988 bronco 2. In the process it has chewed up the obd reader completely off ,some damage to eec-iv, and wires here and there and everywhere in between!! Also took insulation from inside to build a nice cushioned nest for herself and has left me without my only transport...B!+@ #..!! So, I have rewired obd back together and mended all other wires, but something is causing system to go blank when I try to start. My question.... WHERE DO I START ?? Schmatics in HAYNES is confusing. what the two (2) tangreen wires , that look like they go to the fuel pump? They draw alot of power, and maybe causing the system to go blank.

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  • bumurr Jun 01, 2010

    WOW, that was a fast reply, really appreciate it. Let me double check it all...are there any fuses under the hood to check for?

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The problem sounds like with everything fixed and the system going blank that you have a short somewhere. I would double check all your wires and the fuses to make sure that everything is secure. If you have a wire that is still broken and not covered by any insulation then you are going to have a grounding issue and that needs to be replaced. The two tangreen wires do go to the fuel pump, so my guess on this whole thing is that a ground has been chewed through and a few fuses are popped.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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    Jeremy Reddick Jun 01, 2010

    No, not really your main fuses are going to be where they usually are. Those would be the concerning ones, but everything should work once all of that is done.

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