Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
I hit a pot hole last week and now some of my electical is not working. The radio, defogger, dome lights don't work. The doors no longer lock when the car is put into gear. I checked the fuses, and they are ok. Any ideas?
Other than the dome light, all of the other electrical you posted operate using the ACC terminal of the IGN switch. The most likely then would be a loose connector either of the wiring harness, relay base or fuse holder fed by the ACC B+. Determining which is a matter of tracing the wiring from the ACC terminal to the fuse box/feeder (in some instances, there would be a relays likewise). From the fuse box/feeder it would go to the different fuses for the radio, defogger, auto door lock. The fuse(s) may be OK but their connectors might be loose and/or the main connector that feeds the fuse box/feeder being the common denominator.
The dome light should work even with no key in IGN swtich turned to ACC. But then again, it is fed from the fuse box/block straight from the battery's + terminal. Which leads back to the connector to the fuse box/block. Your best bet would be to remove/reconnect the different connectors going to and from the said fuse box/block.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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