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I do plan on fixing it myself, but do not have a scan tool, making it impossible to get codes read. Do you know of any affordable scan tool options that would suffice along with being useful for future diagnostics? Also i did check the voltage of the battery when the car was on and when the car was off. The readings were 12. something volts, and 14 point something volts respectively. Do i need to further investigate the charging system or does that say enough? Thanks for your help.
I'll go to the part store tomorrow and get the codes read then get back to you. thanks for your help.
Just got back from the part store and there were no codes. Let me know whats next and we can go from there. Thanks again for your continued assistance.
Yes its still off
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i already had one. Do you think it is the multi function switch? and if so how should I test it to see?
Are you ever on in the day? That way I can take off the steering cover and then come back on and you can tell me the steps to test it then. I dont want to take the steering cover off one day then talk to you at night and then test the next day. Especially if I have questions about the test when i'm in the middle of it.
EST Zone. And if you want, why don't you tell me what the steps in testing with the multimeter are. Then I can just do it and use what you tell me as a guide. I'll be out there taking off the the steering column cover on monday probably around mid day. I can come back and tell you my results (or problems if any) and we can go from there. Thanks again.
great thanks. I'll get back to you after I test it. thanks for your help.
it looks like I have one solid grey, 1 solid purple, 1 solid light blue, one solid cream, 1 grey with white line, two black with white lines. so i tested the solid grey positive and grey with white line negative and got voltages from the high beams when pulling the switch toward me, but no voltage when pushing the high beams away (toggle), and also got voltage from regular headlights. Not from foglamps or cruise control. that is the only wire I've tested so far. Are you sure its the grey wire? And if its not make sure you tell me what the negative is as well because i'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to electricity. Thanks again. P.S. The light blue wire may actually be a bluey grey, its kind of hard to tell. Just in case your confused about that.
Today i found the pink and grey wire behind some black insulation. i cut off some of the insulation and tested the grey wire with no voltage. Then I cut of the pink wires insulation off so I could test it with the test leads on the multimeter and when i tried to start the car the starter cranked for a half second and then the car died. Now the car wont start and nothing will light up, not even the the keyless remote will lock or unlock the doors. Do you think I may have shorted something out, or is this just the infamous lock out feature? and if so can it be fixed without a mechanic or is this a tow in situation? P.S. I've checked out the fuses and don't think it's that, but may have missed something. Thanks
EDIT: I' just noticed that a little red light on top of the dash, right up by the wind shield is on solid that isn't normally on. I've read online this has something to do with the security lockout feature I mentioned above. If you could tell me the procedure to unlock i could finally get back to the cruise testing. Thanks
yes it is