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Old 11-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Time for checking for "mice" action on the wires.
Time consuming.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks, but no mice.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Replaced, cleaned all the grounds, still no luck with speedometer. One interesting thing is when sitting still and car running, pull the parking brake and the 12v light comes on and blinks. Tested l sat night, and lost 12v power, when speedometer blinks and try to come on I have 12v power.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just had total 12v drain after 4miles. Went to NAPA to get blink codes and had to have the car towed.
P0500
P1298
P0141
Question, could a bad ECM cause all of this?

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Anyone know where the DC DC converter is? I would like to check or replace it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Did I run you guys off?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If your 12V drained after 4 miles, you have a definite short.

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I agree! I have the back lid off and have been checking everything that I can see. Sitting there with the car idling and all the doors shut. When the brake lt and bat lt blink I hear a very faint click. Cleaned the connector plugs and tried to wriggle almost any wire except the ima wires. But no luck on those lights nor speedometer. Have an electrician coming over soon to look for a short or a bad ground, he wires autos and multi million dollar yachts and loves a challenge.
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Would a short on a speed sensor cause all this?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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post #4 for locations of electrical parts; Be Safe.
Looks like that vss sensor is still cropping up as a fault.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll disconnect them tomorrow and see if I can test them or order new ones
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