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#82 of 521 Interior light lights
Dec 17, 2008 (5:27 pm)
Ok so my daughter owns a 2003 chevy tracker. She's had it for a couple of months now but about a month or so ago the interior lights would not turn off. Unless you turn it off manual. I went through and checked all the pin switches, and also checked for shorts in the wiring. My question is that is there a dome light relay. if so where is it located. IF there is not one I am willing to take sugestions.
Thanks for the help.
#83 of 521 Re: Looking for relays that run off fuse (def 15A)2001 tracker [monkeywrench2]
Dec 22, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I think i know what your issue is.....
I have an 02 Tracker that had the same problem.
First off, there are 2 fuse blocks (one under the dash, and the second is on the passenger side under the hood close to the top of the strut).... My issue was I kept blowing fuses for the A/C and blower motor. After changing the fuses about 6 times.... I decided to do a bit of wire tracing..... LOOK close at the wires leaving the fuse block and relays that are under the hood.... These wires run over the top of the strut tower and will rub and short out on the top of the strut bolts. I have pics available.
#84 of 521 Re: Interior light lights [BigWhit]
Dec 22, 2008 (9:04 pm)
Check the rear door for proper alignment.... This was one of the issues I had. You can test this theory with a small wad of paper (or similar) between the door and the switch. If the door is out of alignment, then the wad of paper will take up the slack and push the switch to a closed state. (You will have to wait for about 30 seconds for the lights to go out). If this solved your problem, just take a block of wood and a hammer and hit the door catch towards the front of the vehicle. (You might have to do this a few times till you move it the correct ammount). Also remember to tighten the 2 screws on the door catch as well.
#85 of 521 Re: Interior light lights [pk306]
Feb 02, 2009 (11:21 am)
my tracker (2004 ZR-2) just started doing the samething.. before i read this thread i was out lastnight and i was 99% sure it was the rear door switch. when i had the door open and i was able to press the switch all the way in the light would go out.. but with the door closed it wouldnt stay out. and it was a pain when i was driving.. So since i was hundreds of miles from home with no tools i removed the dome light bulbs to not drain the battery..
#86 of 521 Dead Battery
Jun 05, 2009 (7:54 pm)
I have a 2003 ZR2 and the battery will go dead in a couple of days of no use. I have checked and there is a drain on the battery of 0.7 amps with everything shut off. I found if I pull the Dome lites/Radio fuse the drain drops to almost 0. I looked at a schematic and it shows there is also the powertrain control module on this curcuit. Does anyone know if the radio or powertrain control module can cause a current draw with the ignition switch off? If I leave the dome lite/ radio fuse out the battery stays charged. Any ideas are appreciated.
Dec 25, 2009 (1:37 pm)
Okay. I got a 2001 tracker and i cant seem to locate the drl relay. can anyone help?
#88 of 521 Re: Looking for relays that run off fuse (def 15A)2001 tracker [pk306]
Jul 25, 2010 (6:22 am)
Do you still have the pics of this? I recently had my transmission rebuilt on my 1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L 4x and I wanted the mechanic to take a look at the a/c because it was not blowing cool air. He got it working, however he said I had to keep it on, if I shut it off via the a/c button or turned the fan off completely, it wouldn't work again until I popped open the hood and unplugged and plugged back in the the main switch for it by the fuse block. So clearly I have an electrical problem somewhere. Well I tried resetting it when it died on me at work this week and it didn't work, plus I lost the blower as well, so no cool air and no hot air either.
The mechanic determined the fuse was blown so he puts in a 25 instead of a 20, which gets it working again. I drive it almost home and I start to lose acceleration power as if I shifted into neutral. I also hear sparking by the fuse box. I immediately shut off the a/c and the car gets power to accelerate again plus the sparking sound stops. The blower is not working again and after hours of having it parked I go to start the Tracker and the engine won't turn over. WTH? Please help on this miserable Sunday morning, I'm ready to buy a new vehicle if I can't get this beast working right again.
#89 of 521 2002 Chevy Tracker electrical problems
Feb 27, 2011 (9:41 am)
I am having trouble right now with my heater and headlights staying on when the car is off, I have a car remote starter as well, but replaced it with a new one and not sure if this is the problem or something else is causing this to happen
#90 of 521 Re: 2002 Chevy Tracker electrical problems [robin338]
Feb 28, 2011 (11:44 am)
Sounds like I have the same problem.
This has stumped more than a few mechanics already. I'm sure the solution is something simple, but nobody can find it.
I've got a 2001 Chevy Tracker (aka Vitara). 2.0L, automatic, A/C, power everything.
Occasionally the interior fan and running lights will stay on, even after I have shut off the vehicle and removed the key.
This only happens during extended periods of really wet weather. It is sporadic and not predictable. Often the interior fan and running lights will come on hours after I have parked the vehicle. The lights seem to be triggered by the night sensor on the dash, because they won't come on by themselves during the day. This results in a dead battery when I try to start the truck in the morning. I have resorted to disconnecting the battery when I park.
This is a problem I need to resolve because I would like to give the Tracker to my wife to drive our daughter around. I don't want to give them a vehicle that is likely to leave them stranded.