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#1102 of 1159 Turning key from on to off, but gets stuck in acc mode
Aug 26, 2011 (4:47 pm)
Not sure if this falls under electrical, but this is an intermittent problem when I can't turn the key past acc. Engine turns off, but I have to wait sometimes a few seconds to a couple minutes. I hear some clicking so I know I can remove the key and hear a little motor running sound. I've had this to the dealer twice and they don't have a clue. Getting ready for round 3 with the dealer. Any ideas would be most appreciated. 2008 Equinox - 43000 miles.
#1103 of 1159 Re: Turning key from on to off, but gets stuck in acc mode [pamt523]
Aug 28, 2011 (12:30 am)
No expert on this car, but sure sounds like there is an electric solnoid in there that has to move a lever or something and it isn't electrically or mechanically working well.
If so, a dealer should really be able to fix this problem. Don't know why they should need serveral tries, unless they are unable to replicate the problem while they have the car, and so aren't doing anything with it....
#1104 of 1159 2000 Olds Silhouette - Multiple electrical problems
Sep 14, 2011 (11:18 pm)
I have several electrical problems with my van. I am wondering if, somehow, the problems all lead to the same bad part, etc. The problems don't appear to be linked to the same fuses. Is there something I could check that would affect all of these things, without disabling the van?
gas gauge - mostly stays on full, but sometimes dips down to empty, even when tank is full
door locks - they work, sometimes
heater - fan blows, heat comes out, sometimes, usually cool air
low coolant warning light - comes on, goes off, comes on, goes off, even when coolant full
little symbol that indicates electrical problems usually on, occasionally goes off
#1105 of 1159 Re: 2000 Olds Silhouette - Multiple electrical problems [pst8888]
Sep 15, 2011 (7:28 am)
I doubt if one thing is causing this many widely varied problems.
gas guage - probably a bad sending unit in the gas tank
door locks - you didn't say if it's the door switch, remote, or auto locking, but I assume it's the door switch, which is probably dirty and carbonized from use
heater - could be many things, clogged core, faulty control, temp sensor, loss of vacuum control
low coolant light - probably the float sensor in the resivoir tank
little symbol - do you mean the service engine soon or check engine light?
Remember these are just guesses, and it's 11 years old. These niggling little problems can be expected.
#1106 of 1159 Re: 2000 Olds Silhouette - Multiple electrical problems [pst8888]
Sep 15, 2011 (7:49 am)
Could be a bad ground connection someplace.
A loose, broken, or high-resistance ground connection could allow sneak paths for current through other circuits, that can raise havoc with indicator lights, gauges, and sensors.
#1107 of 1159 01 S-10 nightmare
Dec 10, 2011 (6:50 pm)
Have a 2001 S-10 & was told that the manual says to turn off the DRLs to push the dome override button. Problem now is that after initial warning bells stop I have the DRLs on but no tail/ license/ turn/ brake lights out back. Next I can hit the "DO" button again & now the DRLs are off, no headlights either, and the lights out back are now on, dimmly!! Any input is greatly appreciated!!! THANX,
#1108 of 1159 Re: electrical [kirstie_h]
Dec 12, 2011 (7:29 pm)
hi there having troubles with my 93 dodge cummins. have no power getting to my fuse box that runs my park lights and dash lights, could it be a relay im missing ? everything else works great just no marker/park lights and dash lights. ran power to output of fuse side and dash lights came on so its before the fuse box somewhere
#1109 of 1159 Re: electrical [kirstie_h]
Jan 07, 2012 (7:50 pm)
So im new to all this and I have a problem with my car, I've got a 2005 Toyota corolla sport. I just installed a new headunit, 1200 watt max output amp and 2 12 inch subs, and I did everything thing like I've done before but this time my front right headlight (if your looking at the car) was not working. I hooked everything up by the book. Tomorrow morning I'm going to see if the headlight just burnt out. But if it's not that what could I have done?
#1110 of 1159 Re: electrical [dhavlick]
Jan 08, 2012 (6:45 am)
Where did you take off the +12V for the head unit? At the fuse box? If so, that's where I would look.
#1111 of 1159 Re: electrical [srs_49]
Jan 08, 2012 (9:50 am)
No I just bought a wiring harness, I also grounded the head unit to the wiring harness in stead of to the body of the car. Could that have something to do with it?