Thanks for trying, we are trying almost a month - run ariound the Rosy.
It is Very frustrating as I can only describe.
You are right
There are two fuse boxes, one under the dash has 3 fuses - all good and one under the hood.
The one under the hood (engine compartment) has fusable links, relays and other fuse or two. We have repeatedly checked this to the destruction of relay covers
All were in perfect working order - no fuse, or fusable links on entire vehicle burned out.
We have replaced this with identical box from other Chevy sprint (my friends) after we checked everything in the box.
I have already described this.
Definitely the problem is not in this box.
Well, my latest finding may make you feel better - also made me furious.
You were right about the fuses. There are 15 of them, and yes the 20A fuse designated 1G was blown.
However this a. Hole box has fuses covered with same color plastic cover that look like it is a solid part of the fuse box, not as a cover.
The only 3 visible fuses located on the side of this plastic hump that everyone checked and re-checked were only spares.
Cause there are no terminals in their sockets, that is why there was no voltage. The first one has a hole in the bottom where the test lead point found hot voltage. Inside the box - false lead.
Also it is totally beyond me that a measly 20A fuse can blow and kill your ignition dead - that should never be fused.
3 people beside myself were looking and checking, heads under the dash with the fuse box in the faces, and nobody seen or discovered the real fuses - these guys work on trucks and have worked on cars. You yourself haven't pointed it out as it never occured to you that not everybody knows they are not visible.
This is so bad, we have not discovered that untill the box was taken completely out of the car and cleaned up to see the raised lettering on the fuses cover and pried it off.
I have mentioned the fact that I do not know how the components look like, and Not knowing how the parts look like makes it impossible to find them from the electrical diagram and actually troubleshoot any automotive wiring.
Please do keep this in mind on your future missions.
The little pictures attached to your replies here through this program are inadequate - so small it does make them useless.
Also they can not be printed out to take to field if one needed.
You say change the main relay - but do not say where it is to be found and have not attached a picture of it. The tiny diagram can not be zoomed bigger.
It may take a lots of time to reassemble the car, and fact remains: The fuse was blown by a short circuit somewhere.
If it blows again finding a short in harnesses will take possibly too much to bother any further. Sad, is it not?
Take care, my best regards.
I do have a repair manual with electric diagrams which I could scan I can read the diagrams, I can wire the entire house - but automotive - to me they are without any meaning as I can not connect them - like a road map atlas point to where roads continue on the next page.
No such luck in automotive manuals. I am unable to trace any wires under the dash as they all dissapear in the harneses, go through firewall.
Also there are "gizmos" everywhere in the car that has no reference, no meaning as their purpose is what?
Diagrams are only that. Lines on paper - unless you are a mechanic and know what the parts look like from experience.
No picture exists in manual, or even where in the vehicle the item is located.
Took partially apart the dash, to get the instrument panel out and disconnected, had to take the drivers seat out to be able to stick head under to see what is what. Not a pretty undertaking.
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 AT 2:44 PM