1994 Chrysler Le Baron

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Electrical problem
1994 Chrysler Le Baron 6 cyl Automatic 109, 00 miles

I just bought a 1994 Crysler Le Baron. Everything in the car is power (seats, windows, locks etc.) When I touch some of the buttons, such as the passenger window switch on the drivers side door, it makes a poping sound and the lights in the car go dim. Also the radio doesnt work. The lights around the radio light up but the radio doesnt go on. The side view mirors move left right and up but not down. Also, when I turn the heat on it goes on but also makes a pop sound, the lights dont dim it just makes a sound. Same thing happens when I press the button for the head lights. Could this be a fuse or an electrical wiring problem?

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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 8:28 AM

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First of all, check the wiring harness between the two front door hinges for broken and frayed wires. This is common on minivans, but it does happen on cars too. If they look bad, let me know and I'll send the instructions to fix them.

Since so many things don't work, check the negative battery cable. There will be a large cable that bolts to the engine and there must be a small wire that bolts to the body.

The radio is protected by two fuses. One is marked "radio"; the other one is usually the interior light fuse. If the clock works on the radio, you could have one of the cassette models that develops a bad power switch. I can fix that. If there's no display, pull the radio out to find the model number on top. Check for a braided ground strap on the back of the radio, and use a volt meter to measure for 12 volts on the red and pink wires on the end of the gray connector. One must have 12 volts all the time. The other one will have 12 volts when the ignition switch is in the "Run" position.

Holler back when you find the model number. It will have seven digits, such as 5269414.

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