2004 Pontiac Grand Am Window Control and Door Lock switches

Tiny
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  • 2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 57,500 MILES
Hi - I'm glad there's a site like this - I think it's awesome.
My question is this:
I noticed that my door lock switches and window control switches were no longer lighting up at night time on any door as they used to. I have tried to turn them on just by turning on the lights manually. No go.
I have checked all fuses and all were fine. I had a mechanic confirm this with a multimeter that all fuses were good and that there was power to them. The mechanic informed me that there may be an issue with the computer. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks in advance


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/315143_Door_Switch_Lights_2.jpg

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Monday, February 9th, 2009 AT 11:00 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, that's a nice picture. Do these lites work on the passenger controls? If so, I think you'll have to get at the lites for the driver door and check. The driver and passenger door use the same B+ and ground circuits.
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Monday, February 9th, 2009 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the speedy reply, the picture was nothing, just consideration for you guys and what you do everyday.

That's correct, the controls on the passenger side as well as the window switches on the rear passenger doors also lit up but now no longer do.
You think it might be a bad circuit? Sorry I'm not familiar with a 'B+' When I do get the control switch panel off for the window and lock switches, what do I check for? I 'll probably have my local mechanic perform this to rule out error on my part and side with experience on my mechanic's part.

Thanks again in advance.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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B+ is just short for battery voltage. The circuit runs through the right I/P fuse box, even though it doesn't use a fuse, in that box, It's a gray wire, there's probably several gray wires.

Gray wire is voltage, black wire is ground, for those lites.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 8:12 AM
Tiny
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Hi - thanks again for filling me in on that bit of knowledge, I will make an appointment and have my mechanic look at the the connections and wires to the switches.
I hope that is where the problem is, as at least I'll know where to start to get it fixed.
Once again, I appreciate your speedy replies and will hopefully message you back with "Thank you, it's fixed"
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
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Good luck
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 10:06 AM

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