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Old 04-06-2017, 07:42 PM   #1
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Made boo-boo cutting buzzer wires...HELP! Lol!

So, I bought a 1996 Bluebird. During the seat removal process the annoying buzzers caused me to go snipping wires. First the one just to the left of the back door, then the one just above the center/left emergency door, and then the wires right under the armrest for the drivers left arm. The last cut of the two wires to that armrest buzzer caused the interior lights, radio, windshield wipers and fans to no longer work. I went looking for fuses, but it doesn't look like there are any fuses.

Hoping that someone made the same mistake and has a solution.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:26 PM   #2
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It seems there's at least one person a week that has problems from cutting the wires on the door and hatch switches.

There are several instructional videos on youtube that hopefully can help with your problem. By cutting the wires you've activated the interlock, which means the bus goes nowhere. You've got to learn how to disable the interlock system in order to start your bus.

The problem is disabling the interlock seems to be a little bit different on just about every bus. There is information available but it may not be directly related to your model of bus. This is going to be a learning experience for you.

Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:14 AM   #3
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I did the same thing, took 3 days to figure it out. look at the bright side , with a conversion this is one of the easier things your going to deal with. good luck and welcome to the mad house.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:17 AM   #4
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I believe Superdave is correct. That's why electricians use number markers. Go to lowes or Home Depot and get you a couple of books of numbers and letters.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:13 AM   #5
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Good advice there Phatman, mark wire ends for sure.

To the new wire cutter, I have no sympathy at all or time to give advice. You reap what you sew.

Why didn't you disconnect the batteries while working on the bus?

Good luck.
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