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Gauges on cluster stopped working. Blew a fuse somewhere


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spokemaster
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Apr 1, 2017, 9:44 AM

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I have a 1994 chevy van G30 and I Installed a power seat to my van and connected the hot to an ignition slot in the fuse box and blew a fuse somewhere. Now the gauges on the cluster wont work. Anyone know where the ignition fuse is on a chevy van g30? or did a relay blow somewhere? When i turn the headlights on, the buzzer comes on.


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 1, 2017, 10:08 AM

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Damn. GM usually uses a blank spot marked "BAT" or "IGN" , one of each at the interior fuse box open. Seats would be battery power or empowered all the time NOT power thru the ignition. You need to know the load of this power seat and fuse it right there so it would blow not beyond that. Hope (can't know each model) there's another fuse box under hood you will find blown? If nothing there should be a fusible link but not sure.


Know that the fuse box inside is connected with male/female spades in grease to firewall not usually removed for anything but can fail inside there you might see it burnt and trace the one you chose back to where it gets power and failed. One could power more than one thing for inside fuse box.


Wish you luck - think you way over powered a connection or wire not a simple as just a fuse but hope so,


T



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Apr 1, 2017, 10:14 AM)


kev2
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Apr 1, 2017, 10:46 AM

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I got ask did you check fuses - not look at them check them- fuse box GAUGES 20amp, LPS fuse 5amp
Are your turn signal indicators working?


Hammer Time
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Apr 1, 2017, 11:14 AM

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The right way to do this is to just use a test light and test all of them with the key on.



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spokemaster
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Apr 1, 2017, 1:04 PM

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signals work, headlights work, no fuses blown. Pulled every single one out. Alternator gauge not reading and fuel gauge reads full and tank is not. When i turn the headlights on while the van is running, the buzzer sounds like when you forget to turn the lights off.


danibal5
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Apr 15, 2017, 4:23 AM

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Maybe you didn't blow a fuse? Maybe you caused an issue with the cluster itself. If every fuse is fine then look past them. Check the wiring and anything else connected to the instrument cluster.

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Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 15, 2017, 4:51 AM

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Re: Gauges on cluster stopped working. Blew a fuse somewhere Sign In

Couple weeks old on this thread and hope it's fixed by now.


Quote from top post ">I have a 1994 chevy van G30 and I Installed a power seat to my van and connected the hot to an ignition slot in the fuse box and blew a fuse somewhere.<"


Upon reading that again that spot isn't fused unless you use the fused side with a fuse. I doubt the amp rating for those blank spots are enough for a power seat motor?
Where it would fail unfused it seems might be right at that box or where it passes thru to engine side of firewall unseen issues from heat? Without some looking around this was left as a goose chase still,


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