Ok. I've taken the drivers seat, the center console and some panels out. I also raised the carpet on the drivers side and unraveled all of the tape to trace the wire where it connected to 7 other wires, all green with a white stripe. One by one I cut the wires from the splice connector with my continuity tester on the ckt until the beeping stopped. I then followed that wire through the wiring harness, removed the left side drivers kick panel, and followed it to a relay. The number on it is 1 372 719. I called the dealer and the number is now changed to 61311372717. It is $60.00 plus tax! They said it was the Starting Contol Unit Saftey Belt (relay). Big name, BIG PRICE. It just looks like a long relay to me with numbers 31 and 15, letters, L and S on it. When I removed the relay, the short disappeared. I tried to test the relay by hooking up power and ground to it and checking for continuity. It clicked when voltage was applied to two of the poles but did not provide continuity on the other two poles. It looks like the relay, ohh sorry, the Starting Contol Unit Saftey Belt is bad........ 24hrs later. I meant to send the previous info. YES. It was the relay causing the short! Problem solved. Only thing is when I put it back together the windows did not work! I went through the diagrams I found on All Data and Michelle and took the IC back out and spent another hour and a half before I found the problem- a disconected connector completely out of sight in the wiring harness above the drivers left side kick panel. It was really hidden in there untill I pulled it out and reconnected it. Obviously it must of been disturbed while I was in there. Now everything works again. Only one other issue. The odometer and tripometer do not work. I replaced the batteries in the IC in the begining of all this but had the problem before I had replaced them and before the short. I will be investigating this problem now..... 5min later. I just looked it up and it looks like its caused by the plastic gears wearing out in the cluster. I already found a website that sells them- odometergears. Com. Thanks for all of your help. Good job. I really appreciate it. Is it ok to wire a tip to you?
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 10:13 PM