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Chevrolet Impala, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#6 of 446 Re: Im going nuts [nosirrahg]
Mar 08, 2006 (5:22 pm)
Well I am aware of the issue of the original amp and the later version. The sound response between the original amp that my car had, and the one that was put in today are identical. I did ask the parts dept what they were replacing the amp with, and they said, with the identical model as the original. I have good bass response and treble response. Im very pleased with the sound of my system. I suppose my car has the later amp model, since the original in the 2000's lacked bass. I dont lack anyting. Im glad this is all behind me now. I was getting tired of singing to myself when I would loose all audio... lol ...
#7 of 446 2002 Impala Many problems - one cause BCM.
Jun 17, 2005 (10:17 am)
My wife drives a 2002 and started having problems a couple months ago.. It started with the security light coming on, then the battery light, then the check engine light. Not always. it would do this intermittently. Sometimes just the security light, sometimes all three. then the ABS light would come one. One day while driving to work, a coworker noticed that occasionally her backup lights would come on when she applied the brakes. Then she notices a clicking sound (relays). Then her radio would lockout. One day I met her coming down the road and her headlights turned off and on ( thought she was warning me of a speed trap) but she didn't touch the lights. The next thing to start was the gages on the dash would cutout then come back on. The final problem.. car would not always start. We had it into a couple garages.. no one was able to isolate the cause. The common conclusion was a grounding issue somewhere. Currently our car is sitting at a GM Goodwrench garage where they are going to replace the BCM (part arrives monday) It is the cause of the whole problem. 184.00 for the part and 50 bucks in labor. So if you experience any of the above problems.. good bet it's the BCM - Body Control Module.
#8 of 446 Re: 2002 Impala Many problems - one cause BCM. [canamguy]
Jun 20, 2005 (7:56 am)
I am having some of the same problems, headlights blinking off and on even when the switch is off and key out of the ignition. Radio lights flashing, and a clicking sound. Please let me know if the BCM fixes your problem. Thanks--------tagalong
#9 of 446 Re: 2002 Impala Many problems - one cause BCM. [canamguy]
Feb 23, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I started experiencing the same problem with my 2002 chevrolet impala with the battery light coming on then the security light..soon the "service vehicle light", then then the ABS along with the brake light would come on then go off...thought it was the battery, had it tested along with the alternator..those turned out to be good..was told my serpetine belt had cracks, had that replaced. All was good for a week and then the same problems started occuring again. I am at my wits end for I am a single mom and all i need is for my car to quit on me in the middle of no where...could it be the BCM? Somebody PLEASE help me!!!
#10 of 446 Re: 2002 Impala Many problems - one cause BCM. [mzmatthews]
Mar 04, 2006 (6:59 am)
I have a 2002 Impala, and experienced the same problem.
I suspected that BCM was defective. Security light, Service engine light and Air bag lights kept flashing.
(also we had clicking noises under the dash and the headlights would blink) The vehicle only had 39k miles and
the warranty was expired. The dealer did not find any engine codes during the diagnostic, but agreed that the BCM was probably the cause. The repair cost about $350.
I fought with Chevy Customer Service and they sent me a refund check for 1/2 the repair cost. After the BCM was replaced the problem went away!
Cheverolet has alot of problems with defective BCM's!
Other problems with 05 and earlier Impala's are:
Leaky intake manifold gaskets
Defective headlight combination switch
ISS Steering shaft is noisy
Recall on the Catalytic converter (clogging problem)
disc brake problems.
Time to switch to Jap cars!
#11 of 446 Help Needed...BCM???
Feb 24, 2006 (1:58 pm)
I started experiencing the same problem with my 2002 chevrolet impala with the battery light coming on then the security light..soon the "service vehicle light", then then the ABS along with the brake light would come on then go off...thought it was the battery, had it tested along with the alternator..those turned out to be good..was told my serpetine belt had cracks, had that replaced. All was good for a week and then the same problems started occuring again. I am at my wits end for I am a single mom and all i need is for my car to quit on me in the middle of no where...could it be the BCM? Somebody PLEASE help me!!! I called the Chevrolet Service Dept and of course I was told to bring it in for them to charge $112 to tell me what is wrong...the guy would not try to help me in anyway ..and if it is the BCM what is the longest I can go until I can get the money to actually have it fixed?
Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!!
#12 of 446 Re: Help Needed...BCM??? [mzmatthews]
Apr 12, 2006 (7:13 pm)
Did you get this problem fixed? Because I am in the Same boat.
Mar 16, 2006 (9:20 am)
HELP!!! Out of the blue, one morning I went to start my car and the battery was DEAD. No warning, no lights, no message, just dead. I jump started it and all was fine again for a week or so, then the same thing. This went on for a few days, had the battery checked and it was good. I pulled the negative cable on the battery and ran a multimeter in series on it and it was pulling way too many amps, so I pulled the fuses until I found the culprit. It was the BCM/Cluster fuse. A cheap quick fix was I ran a switch on that circuit and turn it off when I park my car for the night. That seemed to fix the problem, until about a week later, the battery went deat again without any juice going from the fuse box to the BCM. Does anyone have any ideas where I need to turn to next?? the dealerships want to just start changing parts on me and I don't agree with that.
#14 of 446 Re: Dead battery [rockunzzi]
Mar 22, 2006 (7:32 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2001 Impala,dead battery.after many trips to the dealer,and along ten day stay,they found the problem.My radio stays on ,and that was apparently draining the battery. The dealer first replaced the BCModule,next was theICP Board,next was theIP Cluster Broard and the Radio.IHave not had any problems since.Fortunately this all happened a week before the three year warrenty was off.Hope this will help you.
#15 of 446 Impala No-Start Frustrations
Apr 09, 2006 (10:59 am)
From White Rock, Canada, just north of Blaine, Wash. - Over a number of months, I had my Impala towed to the dealer 5 times. I think the problem is finally fixed. The ignition switch was shorting the BCM, and so with both replaced, I think they finally got it. I had extended warranty for the first BCM replacement, then all the other visits were on the dealer's own warranty. They changed the BCM a second time two weeks ago, then it wouldn't start again, and they got a code to change the ignition switch, or cylinder. I might just buy a different car next time, what do you think?