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Old 11-24-2011, 01:55 AM
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Start re-assembling peice by piece and running the ground test.
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is it possible that one of the computers went out of whack... and disconnecting the battery/plugs allowed it to "reset"?
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Possible....Hmmm....hadn't thought of that option.
Since I can't get drawing on the IPM, and still haven't found anyone to sell me a bad one to play with, I can't comment based on knowledge of it's internal wiring.

But it is electronic and a computer to boot, so....Yup....possible. LOL
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okay i put the battery ground on.. no ground...

put on battery positive.. no ground..

reconnected ipm power.. no ground..

all thats left is the ignition switch.
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The Pink/Yel wire from the ignition switch travels through a huge multipin connector (C219) on the firewall (AKA bulkhead connector) to the IPM and connects via C5-pin1.

Computer attitude aside, I am concerned that the problem could be in the wiring harness and/or the bulkhead connector, and the operation of removing the IPM pulled enough on the harness to relieve this ground short. It could be in the harness, as there are ground wires in the harness too. I could be at the bulkhead (far shot, but possible) where something got into the pins and caused this problem.

Right now I'm hoping it goes back together without issue, and the original problem never returns....but then again....I would not know for sure what the issue was. Rock/Hard Place.
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I say....give it a go...
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I say....give it a go...
forgot the fuses :/ do you know how to push those yellow airbag ones back in?? seems kinda tricky...
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Skip the airbag fuses for now. Make sure the truck works and the fuse doesn't blow.
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Skip the airbag fuses for now. Make sure the truck works and the fuse doesn't blow.
ok after i put all the other fuses back in.. ground came back

i removed 36 the one that was showing ground on both sides.. and the ground went back away.. do you think it's just "seeing" ground but its not really ground??

because before when i removed 36 it still showed ground..
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Fuse 36 is for the fan, so will likely look like ground, but for testing purposes, leave it out until the truck is running and Fuse 3 is staying intact.
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