just bought car guy said radio worked but needed a fuse so i thought nothing of it because the car drove nice and most other functions work ok so checked all fuses and all were good. then noticed the dome lights and steering tilt wouldn.t work either the power locks would work only if the key is in the full on position this is not typicle because the power locks are supposed to be on a constaint curcit. i just dont know where to look next i like the car but this is something i can't figure out please help
no power to door locks and radio checked all fuses and all good on 1997 Mazda Millenia
by bigjerm360 in Fort Wayne, IN on September 30, 2010
ANSWER by patrick mannion on September 30, 2010
Radio memory and dome lights are normally on the same "live" key off operated fuse. Does your owner's manual brake down which fuse protects which circuit. Check here http://repairpal.com/automobile-owners-manuals-online or try this link you may be able to down load a free copy of the owner's manual for your vehicle http://www.autousermanual.com/ You need to trace the wiring diagram and have a good volt/ohm meter. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info or there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.