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This is a discussion on Electrical? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Well driving home last night i noticed that my backlighting for the gauges and stereo wasnt working but the needles ...

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    Well driving home last night i noticed that my backlighting for the gauges and stereo wasnt working but the needles were moving and operating properly. Then today in the morning i noticed the only gauges that work are voltage and oil pressure and everything else doesnt like as if the car is off. Radio wont turn on, no backlighting as well either there. I pulled out the COURTESY fuse it was burned out but i swapped another fuse and put it there a 20A but it didnt help anything. I pulled the fuse for the gauges but its not burned out. Just dont get it.

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    Have you done the BCM fix yet? Sometimes that will do things like you are describing. You could also check for a bad/loose ground.

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    A ground would probably be more likely i think your right, what i dont know is BCM what is that?

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    BCM - body control module. There is a sticky on how to fix them. I'll see if I can find it.

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    Thanks alot Knight

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    LOL, i checked every fuse except for three of them and it was one of the three that i didnt check. So in the end it was a fuse.

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    Glad it was a simple fix.

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    now my rear tail lamps dont work and it keeps burning out the 20A fuse for some reason. Not understand why that would happen. Electrical problems is becoming a headache now, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpetcm View Post
    now my rear tail lamps dont work and it keeps burning out the 20A fuse for some reason. Not understand why that would happen. Electrical problems is becoming a headache now, lol.
    That would be a short.

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    Could it be a wet bulb? all the other bulbs look good and function properly except for both the rear tailamps. Brakes turn on, signals turn on. These are weird electrical problems all of the sudden. Thanks Knights for your help and advice.

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    It's possible, and would be the easiest and quickest way to start. You could also check the sockets for signs of shorting. After that, you'd need to move on to the wiring. I wouldn't rule out the headlight switch either, but I would expect the headlights to not work properly either.

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    Headlights work fine as well, so ill check the sockets for sure and see whats going on. If i cant figure it out ill just drive it back to service again.

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    its for sure the BCM, the fuse blew out that the mechanic replaced and gauges stopped working again. Im just gonna have them do the weld or get a new one and call it a day.

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