Originally Posted by Freebo
After my “alarm removal”. The bus won’t start. The battery was down to 12.3 so I undid my “fix.” Charged up battery. Still won’t start. At first there was one click but that’s all. The lights do work and chime starts when I put in the key. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
on my 04 chevy 6.0 gas vortec i had to connect the vandalock relay and the vandalock pilot wires together to make it start.
but the company i work for has many box vans that are the chevy gm chassis and i had to drive an hour away to work on one or haul it back after they replaced the battery and starter and still nothing?
i told those men yesterday to check the fuses and this morning when i got there and asked about them checking fuses they said where is the fuse box?
so i went to work.
i found a bad fuse on the ignition circuit and swapped the same size fuse from the blower circuit over and it fired up.
no vandalock on that one.
there are several (more than normal)ignition fuses under that under hood fuse box and some ignition fuses serve more than just ignition and some are labled ignition and dont even have anything to do with ignition.
once i figured out the vandalock inside of the bus i was able to cut every safety switch out including door buttons/buzzers,no child check stuff.
this is my second bus and my first one didnt have all of that so from reading on here for years of people with cutting wires issue I took the long road on a short bus?
kept a battery charger on.
i cut each wire in between the the name/number designation on each wire so as to identify each if i had to reconnect.
cut a wire and start the bus. delete wire cut a wire and see if it starts? oops reconnect. same thing dash lights up and everything looks good but turn to start nothing.
i will end up deleting the last two vandalock wires when i get into finding where they spliced into the ECM or they or connected and tucked away now so i might just forget about them.
mine were vandalock relay and vandalock pilot had to be connected together.