2001 WS6 TA: spliced wires to fix driver front turn signal. It worked fine. then removed horns to see why sounded girly. Low horn tested by using in car battery terminals to horn leads. No horn so assumed bad horn. reconnected high horn without low horn connected. pushed horn button, and it sounded like a sick cow (all with ignition turned to on position).
Got in car, depressed clutch, and turned key to on....rapid clicking noise heard, like morse code, but had not turned to start yet (and sounds different than dead battery sound). 'no seatbelt' light and maint req. light blinking quickly in dash along with clicking sound. Turned key to start, and nothing happened. heard strange clicking in area of under hood fuse box. Can feel the BIG ignition square fuse clicking even when not turning key to start but left in on position.
Did this a few times. Now, turning key to on (not start) there are no dash lights, radio doesn't work, pwr locks very slow, map lights will also blink dimly along with clicking sound. IF I get out of car with key to off or ACC, the warning chime will sound normally and alarm light in defrost blinks normally. Also, if put in ACC position, all gauges will uniformly rotate to max, then back to zero once. Turn key to on, and nothing, except the clicking of the IGN fuse under hood. All other viewable fuses are not burnt.
WTH?? I worked on horn and turn signal light and now car is dead. During work, I heard no click, spark, pop or any sign I had shorted something out. What are your thoughts? Can I test the big boxy fuses somehow? Did I fry my computer somehow?
Thanks for your time