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Chevrolet Impala, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#332 of 446 Re: 06 Impala courtesy light problems [scar4]
Jun 25, 2009 (7:07 pm)
Chevy (Impala) has a very poorly designed plug on the back of the interior rear view mirror, it seems very loose.
Try (gently) wiggling that plug during the time when your problem arises. I had a very similar problem with my 2005 Impala.
My sensor that darkens the rear view mirror (from cars behind me) wouldn't work, nor would the reading lights in the mirror itself. To this day I have a small, hidden, plastic tie holding the wires to the mirror, snug against the arm for the mirror, it's now working fine.
#333 of 446 Re: Signal light problems [fedup16]
Jun 28, 2009 (8:33 pm)
I am having the same problem with my signal lights not working and buzzing with the same dash warning lights going off although I am also not able to start the car at times and the computer shuts down the car on its own. the only way to start my car is to put it in neutral and start it. I'm eager to see what responses you get...Please also keep me informed if you learn something new to do and or how to replace the signal switch. Thank you.
#334 of 446 Re: Signal light problems [dmonte]
Jun 29, 2009 (3:52 am)
Blinking dash board lights and buzzing is probably a defective BCM.
The turn signals not working could be a defective turn signal combination switch or a defective hazard button switch. If the turn signals start working once you push the hazard button, that would indicate a short in the Hazard switch. If you check one of the earlier postings, someone actually put a link showing how to replace the hazard switch.
#335 of 446 Re: Signal light problems
Jun 29, 2009 (11:05 pm)
I had put my car in the shop this past week. I explained to them that I felt like it had something to do with the signal lever they replaced previously. They of course said they would look at it and if there was any malfunction on there behalf, that they would fix it free of charge. Of course, no mechanic is completely honest and damn sure doesn't want to admit that they messed up and fix your car for free. So anyways I was told that I had a bad wire connection and that they had to take the whole dash out to get to the wires. Funny thing about it is that they couldn't tell me which side of the dash the wires were messed up on...Funny huh? So anyhow they said they replaced the wires and connectors and I ended up spending 170.00. I was actually expecting to pay more. But now my car is fine for the time being......
#336 of 446 Re: 02 Impala ABS light on [kboyd630]
Jun 30, 2009 (10:37 am)
update from post 318 ABS issue fixed the problem ended up being a connected came loose under the driver side front wheel not sure how it happened but the connector broke loose and that is probably when the light started to stay on all the time. During that same shop trip i also had to have the mechanic look into why the Air would only blow when it felt like it. that ended up being a blower motor it had become rusted and had to tapped on to get it to even come on for the mechanic all is fixed now.
#337 of 446 2003 Impala reverse lights, its crazy
Aug 02, 2009 (7:11 am)
I have a 2003 3.8ltr, 110k, I have had the car for a year or so. Just notice over the past few months the reverse lights will illuminate while the car is off (no key in the ignition)Its does it on in off all day going dim to bright, if I don't use the car within a day or two it drains the battery. Can someone help me
#338 of 446 Re: Turn signal switch [fedup16]
Aug 03, 2009 (1:44 am)
I have a 2005 Impala and I could tell you how to replace the turn signal/dimmer switch on that car, only because I spent $16.00 on a manual from a auto parts store. Really helpful. You have to be careful in dis-arming the airbag, driver side and passenger side. After reading the manual I purchased, I wouldn't hesitate taking on the job myself. Mine is a "Haynes Repair Manual", spells it all out in there.
#339 of 446 Re: Turn signal switch [pintail]
Aug 04, 2009 (8:27 am)
I replaced the turn signal combination switch on my 2002 Impala. You will need a steering wheel puller. Autozone has free rentals if you need one.
Turn the ignitin key off. Disarm the air bag by removing the SDM fuse from the fuseblock located at the left side of dash.
If you turn the key back on and the airbag light comes on you know you removed the correct fuse.
It is a tricky job to replace the combination switch and you have to fish some wires thru some tight spots. It took me a couple hours to do the job but I probably saved $300. dollars in labor by doing it myself.
#340 of 446 2005 Impala/headlight problem/possibly a bad realay?
Sep 05, 2009 (11:18 pm)
When I lift the dimmer switch lever, I assume that sends a message to a relay that turns on my high beams, and, is that relay suppose to stay activated until I lift the dimmer switch lever again? I know that while my DRL's are on, I should still be able to signal for passing with my high beams, but they come back down to DRL's again upon releasing the dimmer switch lever. I'm thinking: It doesn't necessarily mean that the dimmer switch itself is bad does it? Could it be just a relay on the drivers end of the dash OR under the hood in one of the two fuse boxes there?
Right now I have a tiny box on top of the dash by the drivers side defroster vent. I took the ambient light sensor out of it's socket, put it in that box with two 12 V bulbs (false daylight) just to get my DRL's to work. W/O that box, my lights will not come on at all. Plus, it must be out of "PARK" to have any lights. My high beams work as long as I hold the dimmer switch lever up. Grrrrrrrrrr
Boy, do I need help, thank you,