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#147 of 447 2001 impala, 3.4L. Fan and light problem
Feb 20, 2007 (9:37 pm)
I have 2001 Chevrolet impala, and I have problem with engine fan. We just put a new fan, because the old fall a part, and same as in the old one only one side of the fan is working. Temperature on this car have to be constantly check, otherwise the car will overheat. We also lost overhead light, dashboard and trunk light.
Any body have any ideas how to fix this problem?
#148 of 447 Power Outlet Question
Feb 28, 2007 (11:14 pm)
Just got a new 07 LS - Are there any power outlets in the car that turn off when the key is removed? I noticed that the front 12V Power outlets stay live even after the key is removed and the car is locked. This is a problem because I have a sirius radio which plugs into the lighter and stays on all the time. Anyone have any suggestions, other than unplug it every time I Park?
#149 of 447 Re: Power Outlet Question [rclub]
Mar 01, 2007 (2:55 pm)
Double-check but I'm pretty sure the console power outlet turns off. Of course, you'll have to open the door to cancel the extended power (can't remember the official term). Also, it may be a little bulky having the power cord coming out of the console. I liked it better in my '02 Monte Carlo that had the other power outlet on the back of the console facing the back seat.
I can't find it in the owners manual but I think I remember reading it there. Good luck!
#150 of 447 Re: Dashboard Lights are faint [bear0711]
Mar 05, 2007 (9:08 pm)
i tired that is it possible to have a short in the knob that you twist
#151 of 447 2001 Impala, headlights and dash lights blink
Mar 07, 2007 (5:50 pm)
I have 2001 Impala w/ the following problem, security light comes on, head lights and dash lights blink intermittently, radiator fan runs intermittently, fuel gauge giving false reading, and it sounds like relay clicking below steering column. This relay also clicks when I release the brake, but not when I press the brake down, but only when the car is in drive. This problem is not constant and happens intermmittenly. I disconnected the positive battery cable and the problem dissapeared for aproximately 100 miles, but came right back. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks
#152 of 447 Re: 2001 Impala, headlights and dash lights blink [dwt120]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:16 pm)
Seems most of those freaky, intermittent things have been traced to the Body Control Module (BCM). I'd research it and see what you can find out.
#153 of 447 Re: 2001 Impala, headlights and dash lights blink [quietpro]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:42 pm)
And my 2000 started having some odd electrical problems (random radio searches and such) a few weeks before my battery died...something else you might have checked (probably cheaper than a BCM!).
#154 of 447 bright headlights and dim dashlights
Mar 08, 2007 (8:24 am)
I've been having the dim dashlight problem at times. Doesn't happen all the time, but many mornings with sun shining bright I can barely see the time or radio station on the display. Has anyone heard if they've discovered why this is happening and have a fix?
Also, when you start the car the running lights are supposed to come on dimmed, but mine has been starting with brights. It's around 7:30 a.m. so is plenty light. Then a couple nights ago around 5:15 pm with it still pretty daylight (I'm in TN), the brights turned on automatically. Anyone else seen this?
#155 of 447 Re: bright headlights and dim dashlights [wbowl99]
Mar 08, 2007 (8:38 am)
You gotta help us out a little with a model year at least. Other details like engine size, options, etc. can often help as well.
#156 of 447 Re: bright headlights and dim dashlights [quietpro]
Mar 08, 2007 (9:16 am)
Ooops. Sorry. '06 LT with the 3.5L. Has remote start, auto headlights, traction control and other typical options. Does not have tire pressure monitor.