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#2257 of 2268 Re: 2003 pontiac bonneville se lights not working. [smith26]
Oct 28, 2011 (7:40 am)
Do you have the lighted mirror option in the sunvisors? What happens is that the plastic hinge breaks on the sunvisor door, and the light switch shorts out, and blows the fuse for the interior lights. Either buy a whole new sun visor for about $100, or remove the sunvisor and disconnect the wiring harness for the light, and re-install the sunvisor with the wire disconnected. You need to pull the wire out of the headliner about 4 inches or so, to get to the connector. It's usually the drivers side, but could be either side or both. Took me a while to figure this one out on my 2003.
#2258 of 2268 Re: 2000 Pontiac Bonneville Intake coolant leak [renegaid3]
Feb 28, 2012 (8:20 pm)
I am having this same issue now & got online to research & cross-examine what the auto technician told me today, when I found your blog as the first entry of my investigation. I just replaced the engine almost 1 yr ago with a used motor, but new manifold intake, so I find it hard to believe the plenum is shot. This is to run me apx $450 if I don't find a discrepancy in his claim. Ouch!
#2260 of 2268 Re: 96 bonneville cranks but won't start, power windows quit at same time [dkurrle]
Dec 06, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I had the same problem. Changed the crank sensor an...END of problem! Ken
#2261 of 2268 '96 Bonneville starts and immediately quits
Dec 06, 2012 (1:57 pm)
My '96 Bonneville will start cold and run and drive fine but after it is warm it will start, then quit after 5 seconds. ??
#2262 of 2268 overnight battery drain 98 Bonneville
Jan 24, 2013 (7:54 am)
Ok this may sound dumb but. My wife drives this car and it run's fine while she is driving it but when I drive it the next day the batery is dead or so close to it that the engine will not even turn over .Now I have read threads about how to check for the power drain but it don't do it all the time so I don't know when or what to do. everything is factory, I feel that it has something to do with the way I drive or better yet how I park and get out and not linger in the car like she does. All I can say is HELP 3.8 k SSE no supercharger.
Now I worked on it last night and I put a test light between the Negitive cable and the battery and got a bright light, so I started pulling out fuse one by one and on the firewall there is a maxi fuse labeled horn, turn sig, and trunk when I pull it out the light went dim any help would be great!!!
#2263 of 2268 Re: overnight battery drain 98 Bonneville [diytosave]
Jan 24, 2013 (8:32 am)
I haven't looked in my factory manual to see what all is on that maxifuse, but if it says trunk, I'd check my trunk light to see if it's been staying on. I would open the trunk lid quickly and feel the area around the light. If it's warm, that may mean the bulb is staying on. You can also just take the bulb out temporarily and see if you still get the drain through the fuse that you were testing.
I'll check what's on that circuit when I can get to my service manual.
#2264 of 2268 Re: overnight battery drain 98 Bonneville [imidazol97]
Jan 24, 2013 (10:59 am)
Thank you, what bugs my it seems to do it when I drive it I thought it was my key that has a resistor in it, and had something to do with the security system but the maxifuse I don't think has any thing to do with that so.
#2265 of 2268 Re: overnight battery drain 98 Bonneville [diytosave]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:04 am)
I looked in my 98 manual and there isn't a maxifuse for horn, turn signal, and trunk.
#2266 of 2268 Re: overnight battery drain 98 Bonneville [imidazol97]
Jan 24, 2013 (12:23 pm)
OK , there are two banks of maxifuse's on the firewall, this fuse is in the right hand bank which is passenger side and it the fuse all the way two the left if I recall it may be one back from that. I can take a picture of it if that would help you help me?