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How to Troubleshoot the Electrical System in a Chevy Camaro

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The Chevy Camaro is similar in design to its sports car cousin, the Corvette. Unfortunately, that means owners may see their share of electrical system problems in a car that has so many electrical demands and that owners like to keep for a long time.

Look for a bad connection if you temporarily lose electric functioning in components like your radio or power windows when your Camaro hits a bump or a pothole.

Count on a transmission speed sensor problem if your speedometer would rather bounce around than record your actual speed.

Find the high-low switch if either low beams or high beams don't work automatically or by switch. A voltage test should be able to tell you whether the switch is at fault or if you need to look elsewhere.

Examine the connections and wiring if you have multiple electrical system outages or if a fuse keeps blowing. Trace the wiring to the connections to make certain all is at it should be. Bulbs should match the specifications listed in your owner's manual. Replacing with the wrong bulb can throw your electrical system into a tizzy. If you haven't located the problem, then check grounds for all the circuits.

Cool your Camaro off before the radio and power windows work. If this sounds like your car, you have a problem. It's probably an accessory relay at fault. The radio and power windows share a connection, specifically a power feed, in Camaros from 1994 to 1999. Another culprit may be the body control module (BCM). This problem with the electrical system needs attention before it spreads to the harness.

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