Re: Acquired Dream Vehicle, Need Help!
Hi. I've heard that wiring is one of Scout's weak points. I think I'd get one of these little, inexpensive test lights for cars. They often have one sharp end, and one end with a alligator clip. I'd check and see if you have power to the access. Find the wire going to the unit in question, clip the alligator clip onto a good frame ground(no rust, no paint), or engine ground, and then put the sharp end to the wire that powers the item in question- tailight,etc. I know on all cars, weak headlights are often the result of a poor ground. If you have power through the wire (the test lamp in the testor lights up), then it's time to consider the light, heater motor, etc. Get a power source,12 volt dc battery, and put a seperate wire from the 12 volt battery to the unit under test. That way you isolate the problem. If you're uncomfortable around things with wires, you could probable have a repair shop check things after you remove them, if possible. I wouldn't test anything with a transistor in it, as current going the wrong way can fry a transistor. Good luck. Bob K