After many months of consideration the fog has lifted thanks to my good friend Dave. Yesterday I had to drive to Livingston to pick up a fax sent to me from Rancho Performance Transaxles in Fullerton. I asked my friend Dave if he wanted to come along with me and then we could get some lunch. He agreed so I drove out to his house, picked him up, and then we drove to Livingston. I got the fax (a bill of laden) and we picked up lunch and then drove back to my house. We went out to the garage and and divied up the food and waited for the truck to arrive. While we were waiting we decided to tackle the fog light problem. I hooked a battery up to the system and we “commenced a troubleshootin”. Of course we started at the fuse, good fuse. We checked the voltages on either side of the fuse 12 volts. We pulled the relay and exchanged it for another one we used a jumper to bypass the relay and got the lights to come on then we removed the switch for closer observation. It never occured to either of us that it could possibly be the switch as the switch itself has a light built into it which indicates the switch is on, this light also indicates there is power to the switch. Everytime, without fail the switch would light up when pulled. Anyway we found a loose connection switched two of the wires around and the fog lights came on, The fog had been lifted! Having such success we next tackled the horn. This was much easier as it was a bad relay. I must say that troubleshooting with a friend is so much easier then trying to do it alone. Dave was reading the schematic and I was taking measurements. That is two different sides of the brain. So because we didn’t have to stop and measure then go back to the cognitive we were able to unscramble the mess in fairly short order. Just a tip if you have a good friend… use them. Don’t worry! If they are truly a good friend, one day they will use you too.
Keep On Pluggin