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One Step Forward...Two Back

Today I picked up my car from a professional upholstery shop that installed new carpeting. It looks great (step forward), but unfortunately when I got home I noticed severe electrical issues that were not a problem before (two steps back). The shop has no idea what could have caused these problems. The items that are no longer working are: interior lights, rear hatch light, rear wiper and defroster, rear hatch release, outside mirrors, cigarette lighter and clock. There maybe other items that are not working, but I was too depressed to check further. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Start with the obvious and check your fuses.
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Thanks for your help. I was able to locate a screw installed into the new aluminum threshold that penetrated the wiring harness running along the driver's side door. This was shorting out all of the electrical items in question. Once the screw was removed, wires repaired, additional protection added around the harness, shorter screw inserted and a new fuse (#11), everything worked again. Now I will try to take another step forward. Cheers!
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I have seen this before a few times with other cars but mostly from do it your selfers.
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Most of those symptoms can also be caused by failure of relay X if this is a 944
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Well do we get pictures of the new carpet?

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Thanks for your help. I was able to locate a screw installed into the new aluminum threshold that penetrated the wiring harness running along the driver's side door. This was shorting out all of the electrical items in question. Once the screw was removed, wires repaired, additional protection added around the harness, shorter screw inserted and a new fuse (#11), everything worked again. Now I will try to take another step forward. Cheers!

Great work. That really would have been the shop holding the bag on that one. You saved their butts.
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well do we get pictures of the new carpet?

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