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I was trying to diagnose my AC compressor issue and was pulling some of the circuits and fuses to see if they possibly went bad.

Thankfully I identified the problem being the blower motor not running but in the process created another problem ... All my lights are on including brakes, engine, airbag etc ... and also my 'D' light is flashing (I know there's nothing wrong with the transmission). I disconnected the battery and reconnected with no avail. I tried driving it but the steering wheel is really stiff and almost locked-up.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

  • Using a digital multimeter, see what the alternator output is while the engine is running. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 9 at 1:54
  • Ran the test and getting 12V. So the alternator seems fine. Could it be one of circuits or switches I removed causing this..? – Noah Jun 9 at 2:06
  • No. If you're only getting 12v at the alternator, it's not good. It should be about 13.5-14.1vdc while the engine is running. Check the voltage of the battery without the engine running and I'll bet it's about the same as with it running. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 9 at 2:08
  • I think you're right. Just unsure how this would lock-up my steering and my 'D' gear light to start blinking......Any ideas? – Noah Jun 9 at 2:24
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    so I finally got the problem fixed......turns out ABS/VSA 10A fuse blew causing the gauge clusters coming on and causing steering lock-up. Thought I'd let you know; didn't want to leave you hanging ;) – Noah Jun 9 at 16:39
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(NOTE: Pulling from comments)

It seems to me you probably blew a fuse while doing what you did. Check all of them to ensure they're good.

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