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    97 GTP electrical short help!

    can anyone help me out, i have an electrical short in my car, some times the horn honks in the middle of the day, when i honk the horn the vol goes up some times, when i use the window wipers it changes songs or goes up, some times it randomly goes up, can anyone help me out at all? it seems expensive to get fixed cuz the problem could be anywhere, is there anything i can do to check it out or fix it? if not where can i bring it too?







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    Re: 97 GTP electrical short help!

    Wow wish I could help, but I cant. Have you called up pontiac?




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    Re: 97 GTP electrical short help!

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    Wow wish I could help, but I cant. Have you called up pontiac?
    na, i guess i could try that, i tried searching allot on the net for the problem, but there are many other grand prix problems, not that though,

    any other options?




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    Re: 97 GTP electrical short help!

    vosschs ~

    Does your car have audio controls and whatnot embedded in the steering wheel? (whether the buttons that control various things are on the spokes or in the center notwithstanding) ?

    If so my first guess is that there is a short-circuit...possibly some frayed or missing insulation on one or more wires in the wiring harness that snakes up the steering column to inside the steering wheel. (this would be wiring for the horn, cruise control, turn signals, audio controls if present on the steering wheel, wipers, etc, etc.)

    One of the F-450 trucks at my work caught a short in those wires in the column once....everytime you tried to engage the cruise control or use the windshield wipers it would make the horn honk. Was maddening as hell until the source of the problem was traced down.



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    Re: 97 GTP electrical short help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    vosschs ~

    Does your car have audio controls and whatnot embedded in the steering wheel? (whether the buttons that control various things are on the spokes or in the center notwithstanding) ?

    If so my first guess is that there is a short-circuit...possibly some frayed or missing insulation on one or more wires in the wiring harness that snakes up the steering column to inside the steering wheel. (this would be wiring for the horn, cruise control, turn signals, audio controls if present on the steering wheel, wipers, etc, etc.)

    One of the F-450 trucks at my work caught a short in those wires in the column once....everytime you tried to engage the cruise control or use the windshield wipers it would make the horn honk. Was maddening as hell until the source of the problem was traced down.
    yes it does have them in the steering wheel, im thinking thats the problem, i can only use the seek button like 2 times every time i start my car




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