Why do furry creatures like to chew on wires? A Saegertown, PA, automobile repair facility was trying to repair a 2005 Scion TC that would not charge the battery. Since the alternator was not charging the battery as the vehicle was being driven, the vehicle owner had to jump the battery each morning. What a pain!
A repair facility had checked and tested all the wiring to and from the alternator and battery, and bench-tested the alternator, which tested OK. They thought the issue must be a faulty Electronic Control Module (ECM) for the Scion, so they installed a new ECM. It had to be programmed to the vehicle, so they brought the vehicle to ENORMIS Mobile Specialties.
ENORMIS found that programming the ECM did not fix the issue! MECP-certified technician Ken Whiteman began using his diagnostic skills and found that a couple fuses in the interior fuse box were blown that supplied the signal to the alternator. He installed new fuses and they instantly blew as well. Ken then retrieved the vehicle wiring schematics and traced what components on that circuit could be causing the fuses to blow. Back-tracing the components on the circuit led Ken to numerous rodent-damaged wires in the Scion’s passenger compartment! Ken repaired the chewed-through wires and installed the proper fuses again. This time, the alternator started charging the battery — another electrical problem solved by ENORMIS.
If you need someone to figure out an electrical problem in your car, it will cost you less money to see the experts in the first place. Contact ENORMIS so we can actually solve your vehicle’s electrical problems.
This post was provided by Doug Reichert. His direct line is 899-8882. Doug has been in the automotive service business since 2001. In his free time, he likes working in his yard and enjoys exercising. Doug is active in his community by volunteering at his church and for several nonprofits.