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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
unless it is an add on after the car was made it quite possibly is for the day time running lights. because the lights stay on i would suspect it is a relay for the headlights located in the fuse panel near the battery. feel the tops of them if you don't have a diagram... the one that is very hot is the one. there is a chance that the daytime running lights module has failed tho they usually do not come on at all when that happens
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
SOURCE: no dash lights, no power
It goes straight to the mains fuse box on the firewall inside the engine bay and from there to the battery.
But if you smelled burned then it has surely fried other wires - you will gonna have to cut the loom open, find the shorted wire, inspect all the wires around it and replace the shot ones.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
The first thing you need to do is stop wasting your money by replacing parts. Then get a volt-ohm meter and a test light to test the circuits between the battery, the alternator, the ignition switch, the starter relay and the voltage regulator. (a.k.a. Charging System Circuits)
To start, the "B+" or "BATT" terminal on the alternator (large black wire) MUST have a solid, direct connection to the battery. Check for the proper voltage here. Then, the red wire on the alternator at the "F2" terminal should be HOT at all times. If not, you probably still have a bad fuse link that you missed. The "F1" terminal on the alternator (Light Green wire) is known as your "FIELD" wire. It comes from the "IG" terminal at the voltage regulator. It should be hot any time the key is in the ON position. If not, your voltage regulator is not working or your ignition switch is not providing power to the regulator. Finally, The "F" terminal (Red wire) at the regulator should be hot any time the ignition switch is in the ON position. This actually gets it's power from the starter relay, which gets its power from the ignition switch.
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