View Full Version : 96 lx electrical problem!

01-25-2008, 09:17 PM
I haven't driven my 96 lx for about 3 weeks and i drove to town today all is fine except the alt guage was really low at idle i didnt think anything of it. On my way how down the highway i smell burning wires didnt see anysmoke or anything and then my dome light started flashing really fast :lol: and i got home car reeks of burnt wires and the dash lights and the parking lights stayed on.

Has this happend to anybody else:tongue: my car has remote start also i think that may have something to do with it. Anybody have some other good ideas where to dig in on this.

01-26-2008, 04:19 PM
I checked out the remote start all looks well no burnt wires. Could the light switch just of burnt out causing the dash lights and park lights to stay on?

01-26-2008, 06:23 PM
..................Could the light switch just of burnt out causing the dash lights and park lights to stay on?
I think that's a good place to start. Unplug the connector/s to the main light switch and see what happens.

01-27-2008, 04:47 PM
I pulled the headlight switch out and it looks fine but the plug in is burnt:confused::eek: what am i suppose to do about that?

01-27-2008, 10:10 PM
A connector can melt for various reasons. A wrong fuse will allow the wires to carry excessive current, a nicked wire will heat up at the point where it is damaged, or arcing due to a poor connection will produce heat. Arcing can happen inside the switch or inside the connector if a wire was nicked when the terminal was crimped on. Depending on the materials used, arcing inside the switch could cause the connector to melt before the switch.
Hers what I would do:
1) Verify that all the fuses for the lighting circuits are the right amperage.
2) Buy a new or used connector along with a short length of the harness and splice it into the existing harness. Check if Headlight Switch Pigtail 99-8317 is suitable at this site: http://www.source-products.com/public_html/pigtail/alpha_list1.htm
3) Replace the headlight switch.