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jkking72

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  1. @Sharpz You really have given me some great advice and I can't thank you enough for your honesty and helpfulness. I will definitely keep things up to date and do it the right way this time! Thanks again!!
  2. I really appreciate your honesty and completely understand/agree with what you are saying. I am so frustrated with myself for this entire situation. So many things I wish I would have done different. I do have a friend who has offered help and she has over 10 years in auto restoration. I'm thinking this will be my spring/summer project. Not exactly how I wanted to spend my summer, but I do love my truck. As far as parking her for a while, are there any precautions I need to do with the gas and tires? I have pretty expensive tires and sure don't want to lose those. The reason I ask is because I am disabled and it takes me a lot longer to do things than most as my back doesn't move very well. So this could actually take me awhile to complete.
  3. I told them what was wrong and they replaced the steering wheel sensor, with me telling them what the problem was. They even brought in a "specialist" and he couldn't figure it out. I saved up money to take it to the shop only for it to come out worse. The guy told me literally to put a picture up over the warning lights and not worry about it! I now have this serious battery drain that I didn't have before so I don't know what they have done. I'm not made of money and I'm disabled so it's very difficult for me to get in and out of places like under a dash. I'm just so frustrated with the whole thing! I'm the most irritated at myself for cutting the wires in the first place!
  4. Is there any way to get to these wires to repair them other than pulling everything out (pulling the wiring in through the firewall into the dash to get a good look at it)? When I attempted repair prior, I pulled it through to the hood and really couldn't get at what I was trying to repair. I'm just wondering if this might be worth a shot before doing a complete dash teardown.
  5. There are several burnt and melted wires at the site where the wires insert at the firewall. If there are more wires affected from shorts, I have no idea. I have a towing, stabilitrak, and airbag light on. I took it to a mechanic and after almost $700, it now has a battery drain and nothing is fixed.
  6. I have a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L V8. Unfortunately, I was attempting to go through the firewall and hit several wires and it has become a huge mess. Long story short, after mechanic bills and other issues, I have to replace the wiring harness. My question is this, all of the wiring harnesses I see only go up to the fuse box. I need the wiring that goes through the firewall and up through the dash. Is this called something different or am I just not seeing it when I am trying to find an engine wiring harness? I hope I'm explaining this correctly, if not, please feel free to comment. Thanks so much!!
  7. Needing some help. I tried this and apparently went too far to the middle and way too deep. Long story short, it's costing me a lot of time and money for a mechanic that didn't know what end was up. It burnt up some wires in there and now I have all kinds of sensor lights going off. My question is actually a simple one. Do I need to replace the entire engine harness with transmission wires or is there an easier (and cheaper) set of wires that I can replace? I've already tried to solder them and it's just not going to work. Thanks so much for the help!
  8. I am having a lot of issues getting the "bonnet" off of the main wiring harness. I am thinking about cutting it away to be able to get to the wires and them taping it back up securely. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
  9. I really appreciate you taking the time to get back to me and also write the encouraging words. I have been very upset since finding all of these problems out. The area that I was trying to go through was the main wiring harness on the driver's side firewall. All that I had read about it, said to just punch straight through. When I hit something, not only was the exacto blade, but a puff of smoke came up as well. Any thoughts on how to get into the main wiring harness to check things out without too much difficulty? Thanks again for all of your help! Jennifer
  10. I am having a serious mechanical/electrical problem and I really am at a loss of where to go. I pretty much tore my truck apart to put new carpet and utility lighting throughout. In doing so, I was trying to go through the main grommet in the firewall with an exacto and it must have hit something. I pulled back and the tip of the exacto was black and bent. Unfortunately, I had the positive of the battery disconnected and not the negative. So I am thinking that I grounded something out. Now, the horn, ac/heater blower, and an airbag notification is on. I checked all the fuses I could find. It looks like they are all intact. I really need some guidance as to what I should do next. Should I replace all of the relays and fuses anyway? Reset the computer? I am truly at a loss and I'm really pissed at myself for putting myself in this position. Let me know what your thoughts are and THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!
  11. Thanks so much! I'm sure thinking about doing it just like this. Building a fuse/relay box is looking mighty expensive!! Thanks again for the help!
  12. I am wanting to install several different aftermarket modifications to my truck. The modifications being led lights, backup camera, etc. I would like to use a rocker switch panel instead of wiring each individually. My question is do I need to set up an independent fuse box for this, set up a fuse for each, or only a relay? What is the easiest way to go about this? I hope this makes sense. I am definitely very new when it comes to wiring, but definitely trying to learn. Thanks for any and all help given!
  13. A while back I backed over something and it tore the step pad under my rear bumper on my left side. No other damage was done. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix it without buying another one (and I don't want to do that). I've tried plastic welding and I just can't get a good enough pull on it to get it to stay. I thought I would put it on here to see if anyone had any ideas. Thanks in advance!!
  14. My manifold gauges are out of comission, so I am going to try and take care of that tomorrow. I can give you more info with numbers after that. My fans are coming on, but I did not see them coming on in sequence with the compressor.
  15. I am having some trouble getting my AC to cool. Checked the freon and looked like it needed a bit, but when I put only a tiny bit in, the psi went completely into danger zone. The compressor seems to be kicking on fine. When I get up to around 60mph, it cools off more, but today only to 70 degrees. It was 104 here today though. Vents seem to be blowing fine. Any suggestions on what could be going on?
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