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Cradle Drop, Now no electricity?? *FIXED* :-)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject:  Cradle Drop, Now no electricity?? *FIXED* :-) Reply with quote

Alright, so yeah I droped the cradle maybe 8 - 10''. I bolted it back up fine, and tightened all the bolts. I made sure to disconnect the battery cables as not to pull them out of the battery. And now, I reconnect the battery, and absolutely NOTHING! First I thought my battery was mysteriously drained while disconnected....? well it was still a good 12volts. all my stuff connected to the aux. post works fine. But anything else, dash mileage, int. lights, ignition, windows, head/ park lamps, trunk release, etc... Sad I'm getting a bit frustrated... I'll go through some of the wiring and test fir voltage in various places, but if someone here has had this problem and it's an easy fix, it'd be sweet if you could post some hints and tricks!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Tim, it sounds like a BCM related issue, but I can't say for sure as I'm not to knowledgeable in this area. Hopefully BB or someone of the like will give you a definite answer.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

try a security relearn

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Is there power at any of the fuses in the fuse block? It sounds like something is shorted out somewhere and caused some issues when the battery was reconnected. I am just putting out some possibilities. This one is weird to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Did you disconnect the ground? It's pretty important to have the battery cables be clean and corrosion free and tightened properly. I believe the torque to the battery bolts should be 11 ft lbs.

If it they aren't tight, you're going to have a lot of random intermittent issues.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hmmm, I never disconnected any grounds other than the one under the coil pack. Yes the torque is 11ftlbs on the battery bolts, they were tight, there werent any big sparks when reconnecting the battery, so I dont THINK any fuses blew, the BCM was new about 6 months ago. There was still power to all my stuff connected to the auxiliary post on the fuse block, but I'll check for voltage in there still. I suppose i could try a security re-learn, but that wouldn't cause the interior lights to stay off, door lock to fail, horn not to work, hazards not to work, mileage display not to show up would it?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That could potentially be a short to the ground in the class 2 data wire as well, but good luck finding it...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again. Troubleshooting the electrical system on these cars is a Herculean task. Sometimes the dealerships fail to find the problem (like my BCM failure... not diagnosed on two trips). I'd say find a competent shop and take it there.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

......Well, I wasn't going to post what the problem was because it was so stupid... And I can't believe I missed it the first few times, but it caught my eye this time.
A connector was loose.

While tightening the crank bolt, my torque wrench kept hitting this connector, and I guess it must be some safety shut off disconnect kinda thing, because if the blue "handle" is pulled, it pops the entire socket separate. And this thing controls just about everything in the fuse box. I pushed the blue handle back and everything works fine! I suppose I'll post a pic of the culprit later tonight.

Hopefully no one else has to post a question like this and look as dumb as me right now! lol

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

...you mean the giant harness that comes out of the fuse box? Wink

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Look at it this way. You may be a dumb ass, but the solution to the problem was free. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i plan on dropping my cradle to change my oil pan gasket,but really have no idea how,do you have any helpful tips?this will be one of my first spring projects Very Happy
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