Question about 2001 Pontiac Aztek
Used cig. lighter, all guage's went down. lost all control on the blower control switch panel, drove home unhooked pos.cable on batt. the next morning the 40 ign.3 40 amp fuse in the block under the hood was blown, replaced and the blower motor runs continuously, seemed that the fan cooling motor came on as well and the car had not run. after replacing the fuse the car would not start, did some searching under the dash with no success and tried again the car now starts without the 40 amp ing. j fuse plugged in. but will not start when plugged in. Thanks Stephen for your comments. I have described my progress the last couple days, thru the comments section as I just realized how to update the here. I have found the problem and encourage anyone who is confronted with the problem of a continuously running blower motor and/or random electrical oddities ie: gauges wig out, fuses short frequently, look for a short in the harness above the glove box. I have seen enough incidents documented on this happening seems reasonable there is yet another enginering mishap with the placement of this harness.
Sounds more like a key switch or fuse box problem.
The circuits you mentioned would be on separate fuses but could be connected to the key switch. The relays are grounded by the engine computer to be energized.
Posted on Nov 20, 2015
Testimonial: "thanks for the input, that could certainly be the area of concern, while working thru this i discovered something unusual. moving the wire harness assoc. with these items, cig. ltr., blwr mtr, etc. under the dash I would hear the cooling fan or fans come on and go off, also the door lock on the passenger side would lock and unlock as i pulled and pushed this wire harness, with some force yet not enough to damage or enhance the condition. It was after this that the vehicle started on my next attempt. I have just discovered the # 28 10amp fuse in the center consol is blown. Not sure when this happened. On my way to the 10 amp store now, will post with results after replacing this fuse/ DOUBLE THANKS to everyone that offers any input. If you have ever had an issue of this nature you well know my situation and every word of advice is and will be appreciated!"
my car is doing the exact same thing. these cars have a tendancy to jump time. the best way to check is to pull ur plugs and turn the motor over by hand till the #1 cylinder(front left side of engine) is up. u tell if its up by putting a screwdriver or something in the hole. then go to ur distributer and see if the rotor tip is on the #1 spot on the cap. if not the timing is off.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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