Originally Posted by kman24
Hey Bob, to check your Y cable, just take a multimeter and buzz out all the wires end to end. If you get a buzz on each wire, then your Y cable isn't the issue. If you don't, then you definitely have a continuity issue on one of the wires.
I live 2-1/2 hours from Des Moines too, but probably not the same direction as you. But, if you are close to the Omaha area, give me a shout and maybe I can help you out in person.
In the throes of my confusion, I don't think I have thanked you for your generous offer to help. It was (and is) much appreciated.
You are right, I live in SE Iowa, twice as far from you as Des Moines.