Question about 2001 Chevrolet Astro

1 Answer

Had to re-wire the tail lights after a small fire which fried the rear wires. Cut out all the melted wiring in the harness and re-spliced the wires. tail lights work, turn signals , but the brake lights do not appear to be working. there are two white and two grey wires which i could not match up because there is no color coding on any of the wires from the harness.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

See your GM dealer they will print out a wiring diagram for you, Look at the brake switch under the dash, I,m pretty sure they have a couple of white wires and an orange. The wire harness runs along the roof on the L/F side, What we use to do is run temp wires to test and varify everything and then do it perminantly. Good luck Kirk fc6fc

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hello i have a toyota camry 1992 and my passenger side marker wont turn off ???


That's very odd, because the wiring for all of the side markers are just splices from the nearest park lamp wires- the rear tail light in the rear (and the license plate lamps are also splices from these tail lights), and in the front side markers, they are splices from the nearest park lamps. Do all the other park lights work and turn on with the park light switch on? I would examine the 2 wires from that side marker's socket to the wiring harness it goes into-the power wire would somewhere splice into the passenger tail light wire. The other wire would be a ground wire and also splices into a ground wire for the rear end. To be on, the marker lamp would have to be getting power from some live source. I can't imagine where. Does the rear passenger light work correctly?

In that harness to the rear where the park lamps run, there might be a live wire going to an electrical trunk latch switch, or maybe a trunk lamp. If the wires were frayed right beside the side marker wire, you could have some cross feeding of power between the two. Let me know, we always appreciate feedback.

Sep 06, 2015 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

6 Answers

2000 Nissan frontier no tail lights, keeps blowing 10amp fuse. Disconnected both tail lights. Same problem.


Yes. Your 1/2 way to having it fixed. Now you have the problem narrowed down to a small area. Now trace the harness from where you have it disconnected to the tail lights.Look for a wire that is pinched or rubbed thru. Look close at wires in the tail light housing area. It will be something fairly simple you shouldn't have that much of a problem seeing it. Your on the right track and doing good.

Sep 27, 2014 | 2000 Nissan Frontier

2 Answers

Hey,I have an 03 chevy s10,I recently tried putting a pig tail on it (straight wired) and had no luck,gave up and crimped all the wire back together,and today a guy at work noticed I had no taillights,but...


I would check your tail light fuse first then test the brown wire in the tail light harness where you origionally cut into it. With the lights on there should be around 12v on it. if not you may have pulled the wire too hard and broke it upstream. Test to see if there is 12v at the fuse ad if there is, your trouble should be in the wire between the fuse and the spot where you cut into it.

Mar 25, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Missing license plate wiring and complete assembly. How do I splice in to the trailer or tail lamp wiring? Off the "brown wire"? Is it really that easy?


These are the diagrams basically from the headlamp switch going back to the license plate lamps. The main splice after the headlamp switch going back is in the main harness near the warning chime module. If you need a larger picture or the entire outside lighting wiring, feel free to email me at csautomotivecars@att.net with all your vehicle information. Yes it is that simple by just splicing into the main rear light wiring at the brown wire. Hope this is what you were looking for.....


10_28_2012_5_31_44_pm.jpg10_28_2012_5_32_02_pm.jpg

Oct 28, 2012 | 1992 Ford F250

2 Answers

My taillight wiring is melted and i need to know what i need to replace them?i have a 1994 toyota camry and yesterday the tail lights caught on fire. about two weeks ago my right rear parking light went...


you have a very serious electrical short and need to first find out where the short is. Then rewire the circuit. Not a job for an amateur. Take it to a Certified Mechanic,

Jul 23, 2012 | 1994 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Tail light electrical connectors are fried, i need to replace the connectors cant find them online? help


Call your local junkyards to see if any of them have any Silhouettes in their inventory with tail lights still installed. If they do, remove the tail light that you need, disconnect the connector and examine the connector (both Male AND Female sides) to make sure it's not fried too. On mine, both the male and female pins connected to the green(Ground) wire in the vehicle harness that was corroded.

If it looks good, install the connector and cut the wiring on the vehicle side a foot back from the connector and remove the complete tail light assembly with the connector.

The Female connector is built into top of the Lamp Holder Assembly and since both pins are corroded, the Lamp Holder must be replaced at the same time as the harness side.

Cut the damaged part out of your car leaving enough of your harness to splice the wires together. I soldered mine and covered them each with shrink fit tubing at the joint then wrapped all the junctions with electrician's tape for protection and some water integrity??

By the way, the complete Tail Light Assembly cost me $40.00 and I wound up with a spare left lens!


Hope this helps.

Nov 06, 2011 | 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1 Answer

86 nissan zx tail lights and marker lights wont work


sounds like rear harness ground wire is loose or cut, look for small single wire coming out of tailight harness , goes to body with a screw.

Mar 31, 2011 | 1986 Nissan 300ZX

1 Answer

How to wire box truck for tail and brake lights?


The wire harness for the back lights comes in 2 pieces. Undo the center bolt at the fuse panel on the engine side of the firewall and pull the left side wire harness off the fuse box. That is the one that goes to the back of the truck. There is one wire in it that you will have to cut because it doesn't go all the way back. The second connector is under the box near the rear bumper on the driver's side. It runs to the lights from the first harness. It is prone to corrosion and may be your problem. If it is just cut it out and splice the wires together, using connectors and heat shrink tube. Then tape over the tubing and you should be good. Chevy tail lights are also prone to chaffing inside the box at the tail light so if you are haveing trouble check for that. Just tape them up and repostion them so they don't chafe. Also check the ground wires at the back. They very often rot off or stop making a good connection from years of road crud. The light sockets are available at any auto parts store if you need them. Hope this helps.

May 08, 2010 | 1983 Chevrolet C3500

1 Answer

2000 oldsmobile silhouette electircal problems


you need to remove both rear tail lights and disconnect the plugs, look in the plugs and you will see 6 contacts look at the middle contact on either the top or bottom, the one the is connect to the black wire will probably be melted, you may be able to go to a junk yard and find one that does not have melted contacts and cut the harness about 4 inches before the plug and use splice connectors by matching the wire colors.

Dec 01, 2009 | 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1 Answer

98 chevrolet silverado k2500 4x4 left rear brake light not workin


I have the full wiring harness for the exterior lights if you need it. Send me a email with a link to this posting and I will send you the diagram. outdoorsman592003@gmail.com

Sep 17, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet K2500

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Chevrolet Astro Logo

134 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75744 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8123 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...