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Multiple Electrical Problems!

This is a discussion on Multiple Electrical Problems! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have had many many almost never ending electrical problems with my 98 Trans Am ever since I bought it, ...

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    I have had many many almost never ending electrical problems with my 98 Trans Am ever since I bought it, almost 2 years ago. For ease of confusion and answers I will post one single thread here with the multiple problems I have been having, Somewhat like a checklist Questions 1 through 3 are the most important to me. For me to understand all of your answers clearly, please put the number before the response of your answer so I know which problem you are talking about please.. Ok, here we go:

    1. I bought the car with a Clifford alarm system already installed. As I now know, Clifford was bought out years ago by the company Viper Electronics. My problem with this is that when the system is connected (when I plug the fuse back in) the car goes into an "Auto-Arming" mode after 30 seconds of the doors closing, keys out of the ignition or any other simple task like being parked in the garage. It literally starts screaming for no reason sometimes too! (Probably from the sound or proximity sensors) . The previous owner tore the FCC ID stickers off both the remote transmitters so now I cant find out the Clifford model number (and there are tons of models!) So my question to whom it may concern is this: Is there any way that I can look some place for the Main Module Reciver? Perhaps it may have the model number on it so I can look up the manual online and figure out how to turn off this Auto-Arm feature? Any help or knowledge on this matter would be greatly appreciated, as the keyless entry is wired to the alarm so when the alarm is unhooked, the keyless entry is as well.

    2. My front left turn signal stays solid when the rear one blinks. I have put much thought into this and the only answer I can come up with is a Turn Signal Relay Switch went bad. Anyone agree, or disagree?

    3. When I look at my front left and right turn signals/parking lights at a distance one of them always seems brighter than the other. I have replaced both bulbs with no progress made. Can this be because of the possible Turn Signal Relay Switch problem or no, a different problem?

    4. (Simple Question) When I replace a burnt out bulb in the car, another one seems to always go out somewhere else on the exterior. Because there are 13 total! Is this a normal problem?

    5. (Confrimation Question) I discovered that I have the dreaded stripped headlight motor gear problem. When the headlights go down, the right one makes the awful grinding noise for a few seconds due to "resitance" measured by the computers on board. My question is if I buy the brass headlight gears kit, this will stop the grinding noise and the headlights flipping up when only the Fog Lights are switched on, correct or negative?

    Any information provided from past experience, reviewed threads, or professional advice would be appreciated to the utmost extent. Thank you for checking out my post and for all help you may provide. Hope to hear from some of you!

    Tony

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    I'll take a shot Tony.

    Sometimes a bulb dilemma can haunt you for awhile. It sometimes happens to where you change a bulb or two and then two more go out. Common on the fog/turn signal lights up front but, once you get it under control, its' normally good for while. If it stays on, make sure you have the correct type for it. On the down side, it could mean that a Body Control Module (BCM) is going bad. Happened to me and I lost all cockpit instrumentation and lights while driving. If this happens to you, don't panic. The car will continue to run but, will not start up again if you kill the ignition. Just drive it right to the repair facility and/or home if you're gonna do it yourself.

    On the headlight motor, yeah, once you replace the malfunctioning motor, the problem on both counts will go away. Common thing that when a motor goes out, both come up in the fog light position. Yeah, its' a hideous sound and really attracts attention.

    Can't answer anything on the alarm system though.

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    these will get more attn in the general help area... PM a mod to move it.

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    Lmfao!!!

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    Yup, got it, first timer if you hadnt noticed the amount of polls posted Moved it to forums that matter. Starting to get the hang of this site. I like that one!
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    its cool, wasn't tryin to be an ass,
    just tryin to get you more attn...

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    naw bro isssss allll goood. This site is really growin on me lol It like my own freaking dictionary for wutever I need. Great people on here too, ALLL GEARHEADS HELL YEAA!

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    1. Most of the alarm installers mount the main computer under near the steering column, look for a black box wire tied to the column or some other support. It might be tucked up there but is usually there. Some alarms can be adjusted on the brain, some you can use the controller.
    2.Check bulbs and connections. When one is out it will usually keep it from blinking. If the other side doesn't blink either then the flasher might need to be replaced.
    5. Do a search, some people rotate the gears to fix it, some replace with the brass gears and all better.

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    ok, I am going to check under the steering colum right now. I will let you know what I find. Thanks abunch for the help!

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