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Pontiac Grand Am, Lights, Electrical
#46 of 253 Grand Am 1994 headlights
Dec 30, 2006 (4:17 pm)
My girlfriend headlights on her 94 grand am kept shutting off while she was driving. THey usually would kick back on if she hit her hi beams.
Now no headlight works.Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with this vehicle.
I am thinking that it is a fuse, But i have no clue which one it is.
Supposively Pontiac sais that headlamp fuse will cost 20 bucks. I know there has to be some place were I can get a cheaper fuse to fit this car Does anyone know where I could get one. Thanks
#48 of 253 Re: Electrical/Headlights Issue [burdawg]
Jan 02, 2007 (4:38 pm)
This is my first time at this site. I have a 95 Pont Grand Am GT that has the water problem that I have been trying to correct for 6 months. I think I found the solution to that problem, but it also has an electrical problem. First the front driving lights wouldn't work, so I replaced both bulbs, cleaned the contacts, and seated the wires securely. Everything was just fine until my son was pulled over for no tailights, the instrument panel lights were also out. I heard that I needed a "relay switch". The headlights are also funky, the dimmers work just fine, but the bright lights have only one light on instead of the normal two. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My son has to drive my car to work at night so I'm stranded. I also need to know where the relay switch is and can I change it myself.
#49 of 253 Re: Grand Am 1994 headlights [sleeprgt]
Jan 03, 2007 (7:57 am)
That sounds like the combination switch to me. The aftermarket replacement switch is better than the factory replacement in my experience.
#50 of 253 Warning lights keep coming on
Jan 05, 2007 (1:06 am)
Hello, I am new to this board and I have a 1996 Grand Am SE with a 2.4L 4-cyl. engine. A few weeks ago my battery died while I went on a trip to the gas station. I got the car started, got back home, and replaced the battery shortly after. After doing so, the check engine light, ABS light, and ETS light would not go out. The ABS light was pretty random, but the ETS light and Check engine light always came on simultaneously. At first I wasn't worried, figured the lights were just acting up. Then the battery light came on, which was a sure sign to me that the alternator was going out. I promptly had the alternator replaced, and for about a week, everything was fine and dandy. But now, the check engine light and ETS off light are coming on together again. I am worried that this is a sign that the alternator or battery are having problems again. I have to take the car on a road trip soon, but I am scared she is gonna leave me stranded. Can anyone help me figure out what is wrong with my car?
#51 of 253 Re: Warning lights keep coming on [jeffry747]
Jan 05, 2007 (8:25 am)
Was the replacement alternator a new or a rebuilt one? Is it working, i.e. when the engine is running is the battery being charged (should be around 14VDC when under charge). I wouldn't take it anywhere until it's understood what the problem is. Depending on your use, it's feasible that a good battery could last several days without being recharged, so you may just be seeing the symptoms now.
Also, on that engine and that year, you may want to check the tensioner pulley for the serpentine drive belt, after a lot of miles those tended to bind up and not put the right tension on the belt, which may cause it to slip over the alternator drive pulley and not run the alternator at full speed.
#52 of 253 Power windows in constant motion
Jan 09, 2007 (5:18 pm)
I replaced both rear power window motors and they work great. The front windows go down about 1/3 and there is a gear clicking noise. When they go up and reach the top there is also this noise. I don't want to put any more money into this 95 piece of ____. The drivers side window started randomly going up and down and couldn't be stopped without pressing the control button numerous times. I just got a new battery today and now the window doesn't have a mind of its own, but both still don't work properly. How can I resolve this problem?? I still don't have dash lights or tailights/parking lights.
#53 of 253 Re: fast clicking noise when blinker is off [djollyfe]
Jan 10, 2007 (1:27 pm)
Did you find a soulution to the clicking noise? My son's car is still making the noise.
#54 of 253 Re: fast clicking noise when blinker is off [ss3]
Jan 10, 2007 (2:51 pm)
I Am still in the same boat. My car still has the blinker sound even when the blinker is not in use. I would love any insight on this problem. Also My speedo lights have gone out so i cant see my speed at night. I value any help.
#55 of 253 Re: fast clicking noise when blinker is off [klimek]
Jan 10, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Check your tailights. When my instrument panel lights went out I also lost my parking lights and tailights. I went to a reputable mechanic today and he traced the problem back to the combination switch on the turn signal/headlight/cruise control shifter. good luck and if you find a reasonable solution please let me know.