Electrical issue

Asked by Chrissy Oct 06, 2019 at 06:42 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Was installing radio and heard a pop. Now I
have no tail lights, no dash lights, no signals,
and no hazards. What happened?

1 Answer


You didn't disconnect the negative battery terminal before starting your electrical work, which you should always do. So by the pop, you created a short short in the wiring. A fuse on that wiring circuit likely blew. Time to replace the fuse.

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