Found the problem, the pink wire from the right side high beam was broken and buried further back on the headlight harness than the previous repair in the blue wire that was behind the right high beam. the insulation had gotten cut there and allowed water/moisture to get in there and corrode the wire in two. i also found a couple more chafed spots that i cut, striped, soldered, and heat shrinked/sealed.
i had removed the wires from the loom a few days ago looking for other breaks but did not do a wire by wire examination..
oh well, that's why i get paid the big bucks for in the first place in what i do.. i repair $500 or $50,000 restaurant equipment and household appliances so I'm verrrryyyy familiar with electronics. that's why i was very clear in my explanation in my first post about flashes of dashboard indicator, etc.. i just do not work on cars any longer, don't usually have much time for it.
i take it you didn't get to look at a copy of the wiring schematic for the lighting harness for my saturn before offering assistance?? you'd notice that the circuit is hot with +12 volts at all times, they switch the neutral quite often in these situations. key does not need to be on, nor headlights switched on..
kinda figured that flashing light thing in the first post would have meant something.. hmm, alas that's why i don't work on cars much.. not enough money in it.. lol..
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 11:40 PM