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Power windows & car stereo will not work on a 1994 chevy Camaro

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Power windows & car stereo will not work on a 1994 chevy Camaro
JA: The mechanics have tons of experience in that area. Are those all of the "symptoms"?
Customer: The side view mirrors will not work
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Customer: It stopped working after I saw a light spark & could smell a burn smell.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. Can I start by getting your VIN or engine size?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2G1FP22S5R2161187
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for that information. Have you checked for power to the window switch or the radio?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Yes
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
And what were the readings?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My brother was able to get the window motor to spin by plugging it somehow to the battery. The radio has a wire to the fuse box & worked.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
So they are both missing power?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The test didn't read the voltage. It only lot up on the test. The light lit when I would push up or down
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
So do you have power at these components or not?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Yes power at each
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
Ok, which wires have power on them going to the switch and radio?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The radio will only work with a wire from it to the fuse box in the car.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with which wire.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
That would mean there is no power going to these components. You just told me there is power going to these components. So which is it?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I only know the test light lit up when I would push up or down & he said it was not the switch for the windows.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
Was the circuit breaker checked for the power windows?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm meaning the test light indicated there is power coming from them all but they won't work
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Where is the circuit breaker? Then maybe I can say what he done related to it.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
It isa 30 amp circuit breaker number 15 located in the I/P fuse block. This supplies power to the power window switch.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The window motor worked using the car battery but not in the proper location on the car.. The radio works only with a wire coming from it to the fuse box but not without the extra wire he added so it can work. I had a new window motor he installed but did not work on the car & it too worked when connected to the car battery.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
He checked 2 fuses on the side of the dash. One was a blade & the other a silver rectangular box like thing & they both lit up when the test light was used in both.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
The circuit breaker might just be tripped for the power windows. And there are two seperate fuses for the radio. Fuse 8 and fuse 17 both in the IP fuse block.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
He checked the locations the fuses plugged into & the test lift lit up also.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
And the fuses and circuit breaker have power on them?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is the IP fuse box on the side or the dash inside the car?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
Inside the vehicle.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Actually he checked it in the past but I can't say for sure he checked the actual slots today when he worked on it.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
He checked the fuse today while they were plugged into their slots on today.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
Ok, this would be the next step. If this checks out good, then the problem is in the wiring between the fuses/circuit breaker and radio and power window switch. I would recommend to just run a new wire as that would be the fastest and easiest fix.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Okay thank you
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.
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