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#128 of 173 Re: battery or somthing seriouse? [dohick2002]
Feb 24, 2009 (9:50 am)
Hi. I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. I bought my car in the summer of 2005, winter time came along, and my car would die and I would have to jump it. Only happened a couple times, I went to get it checked and they said to just replace the battery. I did... winter came back again the next year and what do ya know? Car dies. I have had to change the battery 4 times in 4 1/2 years. I wanted a second opinion because I was sick of buying all these batteries. They told me it was an electrical problem. They said something, a fuse, or something was draining my battery overnight. And I told them that it can not be, because my car works fine in the summer. They tell me that the battery gets cold and cant keep a charge. They couldn't find the "electrical" issue. Now, it's winter again, and it's ten times worse. I have to charge my battery and jump start it every single morning for the past 3 months!! It's draining... literally!
#129 of 173 Sunfire club sites and dome bulb question
Feb 24, 2009 (7:02 pm)
I just purchased a 2005 Sunfire and am looking for good sites for find other driver and enthusiasts.
I am also looking for a blue bulb for the dome light. I know the replacement bulb is a Sylvania 906, but can't find any cross referencing to find the correct blue bulb.
#130 of 173 Re: Pontiac Sunfire GT Electrical issue [scottsbsi]
Mar 18, 2009 (7:58 pm)
Hey Scott, I'm having the same problem with my Sunfire. "I pretty much narrowed it down to the alternator...I think. The problem that I'm having is that I've done the same thing, and troubleshooting gets expensive. Have you figured out something different than the alternator being the problem?
#131 of 173 Re: Pontiac Sunfire GT Electrical issue [martinj2]
Mar 19, 2009 (2:34 pm)
I have had my sunfire being rebuilt for over a month clutch, front steering, etc.and they had major problems with airbag module that seems to keep blowing and then it sets off lights. I am not sure what they did but they did have the dealer reset the computer and the lights stay out except the ABS.
#132 of 173 Pontiac Sunfire 1998
Apr 03, 2009 (9:57 am)
Heres one for you to look out for! Ive never used the cig lighter, brand new still had cover on it. I was driving to town and all of a sudden the thing bursted into flames! I kept slapping it out but it kept flaming back up, I drove directly to the Fire station and they ran out and disconnected my battery and put the fire out, no damage done. Crazy huh. Noone can figure it out, so I just took the fuse out of it and called it good. I love my car, it gets 41 MPG on the hwy. But have had some crazy things go wrong with it, you just never know. The Sunfires need lots of TLC. Pretty sure I have experienced it all. It is a good little car to get around in and great on gas for a change. However this car is 11 years old, thats when they made them get good gas milage, cause gas was lower. Oh the good old days.
#133 of 173 2003 Sunfire - maybe electrical?
Apr 09, 2009 (11:02 am)
When you turn the key the dash board lights flicker but won't turn over.
When you take the key out it makes a clicking noise through the dash.
Any suggestions, my dad will try. I have no job or money. Trying to get by. Sometimes the car would not start in the past. Also there is a constant buzz over my radio so I turn it up to drown it out, maybe it's related or not?
#134 of 173 Re: battery or somthing seriouse? [naddynad86]
Apr 21, 2009 (5:39 pm)
trouble shooting a drain can be a real pain. but if you are willing to try something then this might help. electrical issues can be cause by starters, alternators, radios etc most things that have coils windings etc. try unplugging them one at a time and leave them overnight and see if it makes a difference. if not then try disconnecting the negative terminal hook a test light to the cable and then the neg terminal of the battery if there is a draw the test light should light up dim to bright depending on the draw. if it lights the start pulling fuses until the light goes out. and if all else fails just install a battery shut off switch on the neg or pos battery cable and shut if off every night. hope this helps. good luck.
#135 of 173 Lamps on Reminder (& key in ignition) warning chime not working
Jul 14, 2009 (12:58 pm)
A few months ago, my 2004 Sunfire started acting up. I'd turn it off, open the door and the radio would stay on. When I wiggled the little toggle on the door frame, it would shut off. Not any more. Nor is there a warning chime if I leave the key in the ignition and open the driver's door and I found out the hard way today that there's no chime when I leave the headlights on. I've sprayed the toggle with WD-40 and Jig-a-loo...no change.
Any suggestions? I could do without another dead battery!
Karen in Keswick :o)
#136 of 173 1999 sunfire wont start
Oct 31, 2009 (1:22 pm)
i accidentally started my sunfire without the alternator pluged in, i turned the car off pluged in the alt, and now it wont start.does any one know what has happend?. The anti theft light is on but it is not blinking. The car has gas and spark and turns over, but it just wont start.
#137 of 173 2005 Sunfire Fuel and Temp lights....(help please!!!)
Dec 12, 2009 (3:58 am)
I had never had any problems with my Sunfire until nearly a week ago. Went out of town (30 miles) to do xmas shopping and it drove great. Coming home the FUEL light went on (1/2 tank gas in tank) and then the TEMP light came on (wasn't hot or overheating). I had all the fluids checked and was told they are all fine.
Anyone know what the problem might be? (reading around on this forum i'm wondering about fuses(?) bad wiring in sunfires(?) Where are the fuses in a 2005 Sunfire?...... that would be something I could check myself but as far as wiring.....
Thank you in advance. I will appreciate any help!!!!