RAP CIRCUIT BREAKER

Tiny
BRYANTB
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Where is the Retained Accessory Pwr Breaker 30a located on this vehicle
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 9:14 PM

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Tiny
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LH I/P accessory wiring junction block.
IP Accessory Wiring Junction Block (LH)

LH side of the instrument panel, in the left front door opening

Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Relay On top side of left instrument panel fuse block.

Here is a guide to test the relay

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

(See below)
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Is it hard to get too, is it visible?
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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The relay should be visible may need removal of the dash end cap.
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 10:12 PM
Tiny
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The question is for the location of the breaker not the relay. The image posted shows the location of each but, there is no RAP breaker OR headlamp relay at that location. I can't find anything that explains this discrepancy.
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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Do you have a production date for you car? It sounds like it could be a mid year change which I can try to find for you.
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Friday, November 9th, 2018 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
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04 LS production date of 09/03. The area that the image shows as having the RAP breaker and headlamp relay is actually the bulkhead connector for the fuse panel and there is nothing inside that connector. Also, when I take out the RAP relay, the accessories still work as normal - except my none of my windows which is why I'm trying to understand where all these components are.
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Friday, November 9th, 2018 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
KEN
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So the bottom line is you need to windows to work? Here is the wiring and location for the power windows and the circuit breaker and relay for a 2003 looks the same. Drivers side fuse panel right?
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Saturday, November 10th, 2018 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
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The windows not working is the problem that I am having. That is not the question that was initially posed and the question that I have. The initial question is, "Where is the Retained Accessory Pwr Breaker 30a located on this vehicle". Not the relay, but the Power Breaker. Despite the image of the fuse panel, which I have on the fuse panel cover, my problem is still the same : There is no RAP power breaker or headlamp relay at the location shown.
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Saturday, November 10th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM
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KEN
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On the driver's side fuse panel. Can you please load an image so I can see?
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Monday, November 12th, 2018 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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I figured out that the RAP Power Breaker is inside the relay. The image that was posted earlier in this thread showing the Power Breaker and headlamp relay are "Inside devices" it means that those two are "inside" the relay.
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Monday, November 12th, 2018 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Good find. So is the problem fixed?
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 AT 10:27 AM
Tiny
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No. I am not getting power to the switch but the relay/breaker is working. There must be an issue with the power wire between then relay/breaker and the switch.
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 AT 3:57 PM
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KEN
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If you jump power to the yellow wire of the switch does the system start working?
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
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I have not been able to do any more diagnostics yet as it has become brutally cold here. I will updated when I can get to it and not lose feelings in my fingers.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 10:48 AM
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KEN
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Bummer, hope it warms enough to see, let us know what happens.
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Thursday, November 15th, 2018 AT 10:05 AM
Tiny
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A broken wire in the door jamb plus two other wires that were in the process of breaking. GM did not bundle the thick mess together allowing each wire to flex a lot causing the breaks.
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, November 19th, 2018 AT 10:56 AM

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