I am new to this forum. My son recently purchased a vibe and had an issue I'm working to solve. Here are the details.
The "Tail" Fuse keeps blowing. I disconnected the connection (that runs along the floor/door area panel right near the driver foot) to the back of the car for all the tail lights and it still blows. Then I thought since the manual says Tail is connected to "Front Parking Lamps, Taillamps, License Plate Lamps, Instrument Panel Lights, Engine Control System" I disconnected all the front lights bulbs thinking one of them might have shorted, but even with all of that disconnected it still blew. So now I'm down to looking at "Instrument Panel Lights, Engine Control System" next. (Yes I now I could have a short in the wiring to the front bulbs, but I'd to look at instrument panel lights and engine control system next.)
The backlight for the instrument panel is always on and does not respond to the dimmer switch. So my my next thought is a failed dimmer switch and that is what I'm going to disconnect yet. But the following would be helpful if anyone can advise.
1) Wiring diagram for lighting / Tail fuse circuit. (Or where I could get more service info.)
2) Any ideas or history people have with similar issue.
I love the look of the vibe and have always wanted to have a Pontiac. Finally able to get used ones I might be able to afford. Looking to fix this one up and get my son off to college in it and then probably get another vibe as a project car for my 14 year old son and me to work on so it is ready when he gets his license in two years.