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Jul 13, 2005 (4:21 pm)
My dad owns a 1998 Buick Lesabre with 58,000 miles on it. Last nite as they were leaving my home, they got into the car and it wouldn't start. Tried jump starting. No luck. The key turns, all the lights, bells and whistles indicate all is normal.. however, when the ignition is completely engaged, not a sound. He removed the starter and took it to the dealer and it checked out fine. Any suggestions???
#1158 of 1520 Re: scapagliata [scapagliata]
Jul 13, 2005 (4:55 pm)
I assume the Security light didn't stay on after the key is turned to "on." IF it did that means the resistor chip isn't being read in the key. You get all the lights but when you turn the key, nothing happens inthe way of cranking.
It's happened to me a couple of times with a dirty resistor contact. Scrape it, pencil eraser is good for cleaning. But you have towait 3 or 4 minutes until the computer for the key resets; once you turn the key 3 times with a bad read from the resistor it turns off the ability to start the car for 3 minutes.
There is a possibility it's the ignition switch not connecting to the start mode wire. That's on top of the steering column just above the brake pedal. Then there's the small computer that reads the key chip; I think it's buried inside the instrument panel behind the speedometer so that it's not easily bypassed. I'd start with the easiest first. Connections at starter, bad starter, etc.
Jul 13, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Tried the eraser on the key. No luck. The security light continually flashes with the key on. I think he's going to have it towed to a dealer tomorrow. We also tried the extra key by the way, and it didn't work either. Thanks for your input. I'll let u know the outcome.
#1160 of 1520 Buick LeSabre Loud Knocking When Idling
Jul 19, 2005 (2:22 pm)
1992 LeSabre has loud knocking sound when idling. When I excelerate and drive over 25 mph the sound goes away. Does anyone have any ideas as to what this could be? Thanks for you input.
#1161 of 1520 1999 LeSabre Instrument Panel on the driver door
Jul 20, 2005 (8:57 am)
The panel that covers the windows and mirror knobs is shedding its black paint
where can i get a new panel?
#1162 of 1520 97 lesabre help help help
Jul 21, 2005 (6:33 pm)
well group hers is my problem i have a 1997 buick lesabre i added a cd player and a single subwoofer and my abs light has been coming on often the abs light comes on the cd player goes off then starts right back up, then tonight on my way home the abs light cut on and i continued driving like normal then the spedometer went nuts then the battery voltage light came on, i drove a lil bit more and all the lights went out and the car was fine anybody know what the hell is going on?
#1163 of 1520 Re: 97 lesabre help help help [ilnole]
Jul 23, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I wish I knew... These LeSabre's seem to have poor wiring designs. And minds of their own...
#1164 of 1520 98 Buick LeSabre - front doors wont unlock
Jul 25, 2005 (5:48 pm)
I got locked out of my car so a friend used a slim jim to try to open the doors. It never worked. Now the key will not unlock the front doors, the lock buttons on the inside will not unlock them either. I cannot lock the car and I have to either crawl through the window or get in from the back seat! Does anyone know what could have happened? Someone suggested that the anti theft system may have something to do with it and that I need to have the car's computer reset.
#1165 of 1520 Re: Dashboard HVAC controls... [tigercat21]
Jul 29, 2005 (7:13 pm)
i think my abs light in my 94 lesabre is burnt out cause it doesn't come on when i turn the key. do i just pull out the speedo to get at it to replace?
Jul 30, 2005 (5:43 am)
i think the abs light on my 94 lesabre is burnt out cause it doesn't come on when i turn the key. what is the fastest way to change the bulb? just pull out speedo?