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#1370 of 1520 Re: 2003 Buick LeSabre Heated Seat Switch Problem [mariannesam]
Mar 27, 2007 (8:47 am)
Could be broken heater wire in one of the three element padds in the seat. Could also be the box under the seat that controls the power to the seat when the switch on the door calls for heat.
If you are doing it yourself oriented, I read about people switching the boxes from passenger seat and driver seat to diagnose that as the possible cause. However many people have broken elements. There are aftermarket replacements for the elements. I believe working on them requires disabling the airbag system for the side airbags--which I believe are in the seat... Danger. Read how to do it before acting.
Dealer rebuilds of seats may be $$$.
#1371 of 1520 Soft Plug 2000 LeSabre 3.8
Mar 28, 2007 (4:40 pm)
If you know where the soft plug is on this car, please tell me. I cannot find it. Bought a nice 2000 with only 28K and would like to drain the antifreeze before I put it on the road. Thanks.
#1372 of 1520 Re: Soft Plug 2000 LeSabre 3.8 [gchecksfield]
Mar 28, 2007 (6:20 pm)
I couldn't find one on my 03. I asked the service guys at the dealer. They didn't find it. They use a flush machine so they don't need it.
I take off the radiator hose and drain. Refill. Run to temp. Drain. Let cool. Refill with distilled water. Run to temp. Drain. Cool pure DexCool to get in the 6 quarts or whatever is needed for the right freeze point. I have to put the last of the liquid into the reservoir tank. But it all mixes.
After running to temperature so lower hose is hot (hot water returning to motor) run motor to 2500 or above 5 times for about 10 sec to force air from heater. Use bleeder screw on top of thermostat housing to bleed out air.
DexCool should be changed every 2 years or 24-36000 miles to be safe. I add two pellets of crushed organic sealer from GM parts counter-5 in pack for a few dollars. They went in with the recall and used to be used in every car. But they give the reseroir tank a dirty look that shoppers don't like to see. I figure I flushed out some of the sealant so I put in some fresh. Next change I may actually put in a chemical flush-a gentle one to clean out system.
Someone mentioned they take out the knock sensor that's low on the block to drain the coolant. There may be a drain on the bottom or lower side of the radiator, but you may have to take off a panel or something...
#1373 of 1520 Re: Soft Plug 2000 LeSabre 3.8 [gchecksfield]
Mar 30, 2007 (7:11 pm)
The plug is in the driver's side of the lower radiator. You can't access from the top. You have to take off the big panel that spans the width of the very front of the car. The panel has those push tabs that you just insert a screwdriver under to remove. Once you get the panel off, you will be able to see the drain plug. It is plastic, like most newer cars now, so you have to be careful.
Apr 06, 2007 (1:56 pm)
I thought I was the only person alive using the technique in 1372. I never heard of the organic sealer; I think I will give that a try. I broke the plastic drain plug on my parents' car once; I will be careful. Thanks to both of you.
#1375 of 1520 Re: The LeSabres I Have Checked [randpall3863]
Apr 07, 2007 (11:01 am)
i own a 1985 2dr. By far one of the mos reliable cars ive ever had experience with. Starts every morning with no problems and has never left me stranded and talk about solid!
#1376 of 1520 Re: RE #1372 and 1373 [gchecksfield]
Apr 07, 2007 (4:34 pm)
I just came across the packet of tabs I had bought. They contain ginger, almond shell, sodium carbonate and a large organic molecule.
#1377 of 1520 Re: Air bag/seat belt light stays on [duddly101]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:52 am)
My dad is having the same problem, what is the solution?
#1378 of 1520 Bozie-Buick 2000 Lasabre-ABS signal Light's
May 01, 2007 (12:53 am)
My driver's side door window quit working during this past winter. Just stopped working for no apparaent reason. No indication of cable problem as I had in an earlier post. But anyway last Saturday was a warm day and I decided to check it out. Figuring that it may be a fuse blown so I proceeded to use my book that came with the car and find the fuse for that window. Found the fuse in the master fuse box under hood. I pulled the switch control on the door. Easy enough the fuse was ok. I ran a continuity check and all checked checked out ok. could hear the click of trying to operate but would not. So I said all this to lead into my real problem I have now (THE ABS AND BRAKE LIGHT) Remaining on. During trying to find the problem of the window I ran the battery down. Had to jump it off to start due to leaving the door's open too long didn't solve the window problem either. Now the ABS and Brake warning light's remain on. Have done all the known to me to re-set such as removing the battery cables (BOTH Recommended) and then re-connect with no results. They just want go off. Went to Advance Auto Part's for a free check but they had no way of checking and recommended a local repair shop which I know but charges a high price for their work. So I'm at you guy's mercy to help me solve this problem. Thank's (Bozie)
#1379 of 1520 Bozie-Buick 2000 Lasabre-ABS signal Light's
May 17, 2007 (1:45 am)
Haven't received any reply on my #1378 posting. Someone out there aught to give me some advice on what is possiably the next step I should take outside of what I have already done that may save me a huge repair bill. I already know that to have a mechanic fix the problem will run into big money when it could be a simple solution. Come on guy's HELP_HELP_HELP. Thank's (Bozie)