I just bought my first Fiero and brought it home Jan 1st. It is a 1988 GT Black 5 speed, P/W, P/D, rear defrost and the original premium sound system (Missing the subwoofer setup but has the bass control on the roof console) 89,000 miles on the car original 2.8 motor and 5 speed trans. Everything works as it should as far as I know however I can't get the "Pontiac" on the rear to light up and my 3rd brake light will not work either.
Here's what I have tried so far with no luck for the 3rd brake light. 1) replaced the bulb. 2)Checked all the fuses except for the 2 big metal 30 amp ones on the side of the fuse panel (I don't think those are for this or am I wrong?). My brake lights, turn signals, headlights, sidemarkers, and reverse lights all work correctly. I checked under the engine compartment and there are 2 grounds, one from battery neg to engine block (they used 4guage copper wire, and from tranny mount to decklid (they also used 4 guage copper wire for ground). Neither of these grounds has any corrosion on them and are nice and snug on the grounding points. I don't know what else to look for on this.
What I tried for the "Pontiac" on the rear tail light assembly... 1) Changed all 4 bulbs with the correct size (194) 2) Checked all the fuses in the car.
The car has been in Illinois its entire life however the prevoius owner told me it has never been driven in snow or salt. The under carriage backs this up as there is no rust on this car's undercarriage. I don't know where I am going wrong with this. Help Please!!!!!
[This message has been edited by Nilknarf (edited 01-28-2008).]