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#438 of 447 2000 Chevy Impala Head/Fog Lights
Sep 15, 2013 (3:37 am)
I have a odd question about my Head/Fog lights for my car. I was sitting in my house late at night when I saw what I think was my fog lights since they were more yellow kind of like if it was my turn signal or fog lights when they started to flicker by themselves. Now a little back story I have been having issues with my turn signal not working and to get them to work I hit my hazards and then my turn signal will start to work again. Not sure if the two are connected but the lights just randomly flickering by themselves is new. Has anyone experienced or heard about this happening?
#439 of 447 Instrument Cluster and Turn signals
Sep 21, 2013 (10:40 am)
So my 2001 impala is having some problems electrically (I think). At first when I would crank the car up it would say service engine soon. When I would go to put my blinker on, a sound from the instrument cluster would start and suddenly my abs, my parking brake, and air bag light would come on. I replaced the hazard switch and the turn signals are still not working but the hazard lights work. It has new front brakes and plenty of brake fluid. The brakes work just fine. Yesterday the headlights had come one when they weren't suppose to and the interior lights weren't working for about a minute. The Seat belt light also lit up long after I had already put it on. This hasn't happened again since yesterday. Could this be a problem with the instrument cluster itself?? HELP!!!!
#440 of 447 Re: Instrument Cluster and Turn signals [ccody115]
Sep 21, 2013 (10:59 am)
Are you drivers having any start problems? Car security reset issues? Have the vehicle's BCM (body control module) checked out. Normally you have to change it. Cost about $400. The BCM controls most of your lighting and cars electrical functions. Hope this helps somwhat.
#441 of 447 Re: Instrument Cluster and Turn signals [cat54]
Sep 21, 2013 (11:34 am)
Change out the turn signal lever. It will solve your head light and turn signal issues
Nov 21, 2013 (10:29 am)
Wsp guys i have a 2002 police impala v6 3.8l everytime i put in a blinker fuse 15a it keep on blowing out. Anybody know why?
#443 of 447 Re: Battery drain and other Impala Headaches! [dino14]
Nov 28, 2013 (1:47 am)
The clinking i hear in my impala is a fan thats connecting to a faulty belt.. i have not gotten it fixed yet, i found the fan myself when the car was off, (it was still running)
#444 of 447 Impalas Battery & Coolant light flashing, then the car overheats
Nov 28, 2013 (2:05 am)
Just bought a Impala for 500 bucks, obviously it was going to have problems lol. I can't pin point the exact problem, I'm hoping for some help.
After buying the car, the car needed a jump to start. I bought a new battery, when the mechanic tested the battery he said it had a bad cell, i figured cool 1 problem down.... HA.
So, the next day she starts up dandy. I went to the bank to cash a check, literally in and out, i try to start the car but its dead. wtf. My friend comes and gives me a Jump and charges the battery for a couple minutes, i was then driving to the post office and she starts over heating?? The battery light flashes on & off on the message board, And the red hot coolant starts flashing as well. I Immediately pull over and open the hood to find some smoke but not a lot.. There was also a very loud clanking sound after i shut the car off.. It lasts a few minutes then stops, i eventually found where it was coming from, a cooling fan, not sure which one but i saw it turning and hitting the car. I let the car cool off, jump it and take it to the shop again for a coolant flush and alternator. Still dies and overheats, I'm thinking it has something to do with the wiring the past owners did? Or if maybe a jump blew a fuse or cable.. maybe a power surge through the car? Not sure what's going on here... going to get a free diagnostic and quote hopefully saturday. Every thought helps [=
#445 of 447 Re: Impalas Battery & Coolant light flashing, then the car overheats [meowmix7121]
Nov 28, 2013 (4:08 am)
Could be a bad fan or a bad head gasket. The running hot and after run may indicate that you need a head gasket. If you flush the radiator and find oil in the antifreeze or if you check the oil on the dipstick and see evidence of water than you need new head gaskets. How many miles and what year is this Impala? Hey for 500 dollar car it may be worth putting a 1000 into it!
#446 of 447 Re: Instrument Cluster and Turn signals [ccody115]
Nov 28, 2013 (8:28 am)
I have learned to live with my 2008 because no one seems to know how to fix it.My radio works at times and at times it doesn't. I take my keys out and it will ding like they aren't out( also comes and goes) randomly an air bag light or service engine light will come on.At times my back defrost works and at times it doesn't.I don't want to buy another car so I will live with it.SO frustrating when I finally bought a new car this happened <after only 3 years,I should have bought a used car.
#447 of 447 Electrical issues w heater /ac
Dec 09, 2013 (5:13 pm)
I have a 2011 chevy Impala with a rather peculiar habit. Twice since I've owned it the heating switch, Rear window defogger switch, fan switch, and anything to do with the A/C goes completely dead. If I shut the car off and start up again everything works like nothing ever happened. Any ideas ? No codes or anything come up.