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Chevrolet Impala, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#405 of 447 Re: 2004 Chevy Impala speedometer [kaatje03]
Nov 17, 2011 (1:26 pm)
i have a 2004 impala ls as well and iv been having problems but with the gas and rpm gauges. it did this since the day i got it then about 4 months ago my heat on driver side stopped working and the gauges didn't act up. but then my heat started working out of nowhere about 2 weeks ago and the gauges acted up again. it doesn't bother me. after i turn my car off i let it cool down then when i turn it back on its back to normal.
#406 of 447 Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala
Dec 03, 2011 (5:55 pm)
I noticed that when the weather started getting colder, the car was slower to start. I replaced the battery and it seemed to help. After about a month, it started doing it again. All the lights work, key fob, horn, everything. It turns over a few times very slowly, then nothing. If I wait a few seconds and try, it will turn over again a couple times. Finally after trying it it will slowly turn over then start. It only seems to do this when it's cold (today it was 65 degrees out and it started fine). Any ideas? Could I just need a stronger battery or is something more?
#407 of 447 Re: Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala [ambie]
Dec 04, 2011 (7:31 am)
When you had the battery changed was the charging system checked? There could be a problem with the alternator charging the battery properly and not bringing it up to a full charge. Without a full charge it will be harder to turn over the engine on a cold day. If at all possible have a mechanic where the battery came from check out the alternator.
#408 of 447 Re: Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala [sparetire1]
Dec 04, 2011 (1:46 pm)
The person that put the new battery in said they took the terminal off with the car started and the car stayed running, so the alternator is working. But what you're saying makes sense, the problem is only when it's cold out, never once has it happened when it's warmer.
#409 of 447 Re: Battery not Dead but acts like it, Won't Start 2000 Impala [ambie]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 04, 2011 (3:08 pm)
Testing an alternator that way is not a good idea. Don't let them do that again. Damage can result.
#410 of 447 Re: Security message [padrefan19]
Dec 04, 2011 (7:12 pm)
We are having these same problems since the car was 2 years old,my husband was told you had to pull the dash,can you tell us how to get to it and where it is? I am so annoyed with this car,I bought a new car because my old car kept breaking down,I am still breaking down paying 480 a month plus full coverage insurance,I am so annoyed.
#411 of 447 Re: Im going nuts [gmcustsvc]
Dec 06, 2011 (2:25 pm)
where do I email my VIN number,I am continuing to have problems and GM dealer says nothing is wrong with it,even though,the battery is going dead,the radio goes on and off,back defroster goes on and off,I hate it! Its a lemon.
#412 of 447 Re: 2001 Impala Electrical cuts in/out with breaks [killsmice]
Dec 06, 2011 (3:47 pm)
Thats,what I thought was wrong with mine but the dealership says no,they say its my battery ,which I have had 2 ,only 6 months since last one,advance says the battery is fine,they also say my radio is bad and that my back defroster works(which it doesn;t)
#413 of 447 Re: BCM problems? [revjim64]
Dec 06, 2011 (3:57 pm)
I know this is an old post but I am having the same problems,my radio goes on and off,back defroster goes on and off,my battery goes dead at times,thought it was BCM but has never been confirmed,mine started around 40,000 miles,I am so angry! I have always been Chevy but I am starting to hate them ! and I am telling everyone I know not to buy them.
#414 of 447 Re: Security message [wayniac67]
Dec 08, 2011 (8:53 am)
If you are having BCM problems it is probably best to have the dealer replace it because the BCM has to be programmed with a special computer. You can not reprogram the BCM with a standard OBD II code reader.
When I had my BCM replaced back in 2005, the dealer charged me about $400.00. I contacted Chevy Customer service because the care was less then 3 years old but I just exceeded the 36k mileage warranty. Chevy agreed to reimberse me for half the cost.
My 02 Impala is a lemon, and from the posts that I am reading about the newer models, Chevy is still growing more lemons at the factory!