Also check the glove box lamp, trunk lamp, under-hood lamp, power mirrors, vanity mirror lamps, and halo lamp, (clear plastic ring around the ignition switch. If all of those things are dead check fuse number 2, a red 10 amp. If the fuse is good, use a test light or voltmeter to check for voltage on that fuse. You can probe on the two tiny holes in the top of the fuse.
If voltage is missing there, check the operation of the rear window defogger. If that is dead too, suspect a burned open fuse link wire. That's a 20 gauge orange wire in the harness by the left strut tower. Tug on all of those fuse links. The ones that act like a wire are good. Look for one that acts like a rubber band indicating it's burned open.
It takes a lot to burn those fuse links open. You might want to clip in a 15 amp fuse to see if it pops before you go through the work of soldering in a new link.
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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 3:53 AM