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Old 09-16-2018, 06:57 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Georgetown. There were times when driving that my back up camera, drivers seat electric, radio,fans would quit running and then I would hit a bump and it would work fine. Then there were times I could reach under the right side under dash and touch some wiring and it would fix it. I have been parked for 3 months this summer and now I can not get them to come on. Is this a major fix or should I be able to figure this out?
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probably a loose wire, most likely a ground.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:14 PM   #3
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depends on how agile you are

under dash problems are not the easiest to deal with...

You may find that contorting your body to see what is under the dash is too much...

maybe a big mirror and a small flashlight would help... push and pull on the wires under the dash until you find the right one... I have found that sometimes a wire to a fuse could be loose at the fuse causing the problem...
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probably a loose wire, most likely a ground.
You know I tried all day following the power line. Didn't think of ground. Thank You
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depends on how agile you are

under dash problems are not the easiest to deal with...

You may find that contorting your body to see what is under the dash is too much...

maybe a big mirror and a small flashlight would help... push and pull on the wires under the dash until you find the right one... I have found that sometimes a wire to a fuse could be loose at the fuse causing the problem...
Yes it doesn't help not being able to move the drivers seat. I traced the power wire today but the ground sounds smarter thank you
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:54 AM   #6
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A word of caution from a personal experience. Disconnect the battery before troubleshooting it!

I had an intermittent connection to a cell phone back when they were mounted in vehicles. I found if I reached under the dash and jiggled some wires when it went off it would come back on.
I decided to check it more closely so I disconnected the battery and checked the wires but didn't see anything loose. I put the negative cable back on the battery to see if I could replicate the problem. This time when I moved the wires under the dash there was a spark and some smoke. In seconds I grabbed my pliers and yanked the still loose clamp off the battery. The clamp was so hot I saw a drop of what looked like liquid solder drip onto the battery. I rushed back to the dash with my fire extinguisher but the smoke had subsided.

I disconnected the phone and drove back to the installer. It turns out he had installed the fuse tap on the hot side of the fuse which is why it didn't blow. The spark and short was caused by a defective power cable that normally would have simply blown the fuse.
12 volts sounds harmless but it will burn up the wiring in no time if something goes wrong.
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