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#24 of 166 2000 chevy cavalier radio quit working
Jul 04, 2007 (5:26 am)
i have a 2000 cavalier that has a am/fm/cd stock radio. it reciently quit working, ie no radio, no cd, no clock. as far as i know it isn't a theft lock system. i bought the car new and never had a code for it and it doesn't say it anywhere on the redio. the car has factory alarm system and remote door locks. also the warning chimes for the key, headlights and parking brake no longer work. the chimes play thru the drivers door speaker. i have disassembled the dash and inspected the radio. i have identified all the wires for the 4 speakers, the constant hot power for the memory (its good, the one that turns the lights on with the headlights, and the grounds. BUT i can't locate the wire that provides the power when the key is turned on. Does anyone know which wire this shoule be and what all it runs thru that might be causing it not to power the radio. i have checked every fuse i can find in the fuse box and under the hood, they are all good.
#25 of 166 Re: 2000 chevy cavalier radio quit working [jgallagher]
Jul 10, 2007 (8:49 am)
At drivers side panel the RDO/INTLP is the radio fuse. I would check the fuse with a 12 V test light, couple bucks at walmart.
#26 of 166 After stereo install.. I get battery drain
Jul 16, 2007 (9:30 am)
03 Cavalier LS Sport
I installed my stereo, amp and sub about 2 years ago WITHOUT using the $100 wiring harness. Everything worked fine.. but I had battery drain. Without being able to figure it out, I finally removed the stereo but left the amp and sub plugged in the way they were.. without being plugged into the stereo of course.
About a year has gone by, and I got some money so I got the $100 wiring harness but got confused so I just took everything to Circuit City and had them do the install. Again, everything worked fine.. until Saturday night. Car was dead. Had it jumped Sunday morning and took it back to CC. I figured I might as well buy a new deck since the old one had some issues.. .so I bought a new deck and had them install that.. asked them to see where the drain was if it wasnt the stereo. The guy said he couldnt find anything and if it was the amp, then I would have to send it back to the manufacturer.
I figured I might be able to figure this out another way. Talked to a mechanic this morning and asked if he could check out some stuff. Right now the power line from the battery to the amp is disconnected. If I get him to get a voltmeter or whatever and check the draw on the battery with the amp disconnected and then with the am hooked up that should show if there is a big difference in draw correct?
Anything else I should check? Any ideas? Really frustrating. Thanks,
#27 of 166 Re: After stereo install.. I get battery drain [twitchosx]
Jul 18, 2007 (7:59 am)
You got the right idea. I had a chart and it showed the draw in milliamps, don't know if I can find it.
#28 of 166 2000 Cavalier problem
Jul 25, 2007 (10:50 am)
We have a 2000 Cavalier 2.2 liter, automatic with 39,400 miles. Well cared for.
We recently returned from a 4500 mile trip without a hitch. Get home, hubby does all necessary maintenance. Take it out for a Sunday drive, cruising at 65 mph, middle lane of the freeway when I hear a strange gurgling/creaking noise coming from drivers side dash area. Car dies!! It starts again and we pull over to have a look-see. Nothing found. Continue on our way. No more problems until I go to an appointment. Dang car just keeps rolling over but won't start until about the 7th time I try. Get home, hubby doesn't believe me until it does it to him too. Take it to the local Chev dealer. Car won't start for them one time only in the 2 days they had it. They said no codes came up so we bring it home. I go out to use it two days later, won't start.
When I turn the key on, I can tell if it is going to start just by listening for the fuel pump sound. No noise, won't start but it does go through the entire dash cycle. Incidentally, that "gurgle/creak" noise only happened one time.
Don't know where to go from here. Any suggestions? I really like this little car
#29 of 166 Re: 2000 Cavalier problem [paula57]
Jul 25, 2007 (8:10 pm)
I'm not sure I can help but ----- Are you saying that when the Cav does start you can actually hear the fuel pump operating? All Cavs I've owned (6 of them), the motor starts so fast that no fuel pump noise could ever be heard. Also, what does "it goes through the entire dash cycle" mean exactly?
#30 of 166 Re: 2000 Cavalier problem [paula57]
Jul 26, 2007 (8:07 am)
With no sound from the pump with a no start, the pump circuit needs checked out. There is a relay, plug connector at pump.
If the pump electrical system checks out then the pump would be the likely cause. Don't throw parts at it, get it checked out.
What did the dealer say, no pump sound, no code, no problem? If so, not a good dealer.
I have owned 4 Cavaliers, and never had a pump go.
#31 of 166 2000 Cavalier
Jul 26, 2007 (8:51 am)
When I insert the key into the column, then turn it to the next position (just before actually trying to start the car) there is a fuel pump noise that lasts for maybe 2-3 seconds that can be heard. The motor USED to turn over and start up quickly and I never HAD to listen for the fuel pump so this is just a way we found to see if (or not) the car would start. No sense in grinding away at the starter and battery.
The dash cycle might not have been a very good way to put it but what I meant is that every warning light flashes and I hear some clicking noises as though the car is going through some kind of a cycle. (Possibly some type of diagnostics?)
I went out again last night, it didn't start the first time I rolled it over but the headlights came on. I guess the problem is going to have to get worse before it can be diagnosed by Chevrolet.
#32 of 166 Re: 2000 Cavalier [paula57]
Aug 12, 2007 (9:43 am)
Did you take a look at the fuel pump relay? It's located inside the engine fuse compartment and can sometimes be at fault. Its a simple check not sure if it is the problem but it's worth checking out.
#33 of 166 Help! My A/C works when it wants too.
Aug 12, 2007 (4:16 pm)
I have a 97 Cavalier. The A/C goes in and out. I don't know what to do. I know that it iI s not the blower motor or the switch bc those both have recently been changed. Um, I think it maybe an electrically problem but i don't know where to start. Please Help, I need some air...