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#141 of 354 HELP ME FIX MY BUICK 1998 buick regal LS
Feb 13, 2008 (6:32 pm)
I dont have any dash lights head lights ect ect power...I drove the car in to my drive way and everything shut down..I cant get the key out ect ect..
The fm/am stereo doesnt hold a station...The abs light /trak light/security light was staying on fulltime while it was running for the last year.THE WHOLE YEAR
WHEN I got the car it had a blown motor...I put the motor in and it ran fine and has never skipped a beat...I inherited alot of issues I didnt know were present..WE all find out the truths after we get the car running..
.Well anyhow The cars odometer has read 388,894 and does not move at all EVER SINCE APRIL 07 it has been stuck...THE TRIP WORKS FINE....It counts miles resets ect...SO I know I hooked up everything right...I am a good mechanic...I just need help diagnosing these electrical problems...
SO #1 am/fm stations dont hold on radio more like constant fuzz
#2 no lights/no running/just died in driveway and key wont come out or go back/not battery/not altenator.
#3 ODOMETER stuck at 388,000 and not moving but trip works
#4 no brake lights
Please help me fix my problems...I did some checking and saw previous owner did some NOVICE ELCTRICAL by cutting the wiring harness to radio to do his own mischeif for amp outputs to the trunk for a ghetto system..I am wondering what all if everything could be shorted due to his splicing and what can I do to fix..PLEASE HELP
#142 of 354 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Feb 13, 2008 (10:30 pm)
does anyone ever attempt to answer any of these questions? or are we wasting our time explaining the details of our car issues?
#143 of 354 my 2000 buick regal shuts off
Feb 14, 2008 (4:16 am)
when i get in to my car, i put key in ignition cyl then turn to start car wow the IP panel lights freak they come on and off repeatedly,then it stops i back out of my driveway get to the first intersection to make a right hand turn - -when turning on right blinker the car will shut off!!
I hope someone has ideas or a fix Thanks
#144 of 354 Re: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [johann00]
Feb 14, 2008 (4:25 am)
had the exact same thing here a while back , turned out to be the ignitiom switch, cost me a fortune because it also took out computer module
#145 of 354 Do we get answers to our Electrical issues?
Feb 14, 2008 (4:10 pm)
I hvae posted an issue on here recently and not one person has responded to it. I have searched the posts prior and following and it seems as tho we all have questions, but NO ONE from Edmonds EVER seems to answer ANY of the questions. I give up and plan on finding another forum that actually reads and even attempts to answer the questions.
Sorry Edmonds, but you have failed me and the rest of us
#146 of 354 Re: Do we get answers to our Electrical issues? [immichle]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Feb 14, 2008 (5:34 pm)
I'm sorry no one has replied to you here. The purpose of the Forums is to provide owners a place to converse about their vehicles. Edmunds does not provide experts to answer questions. However, we do have many knowledgeable members on the site that do share their expertise.
Have you checked the Maintenance & Repair Forum? That is where a lot of mechanics hang out. You might be able to find some assistance there. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ee9203e/
Also, you might try posting your question(s) on the Answers system: http://answers.edmunds.com/
#147 of 354 Re: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [jack5291]
Feb 16, 2008 (5:46 am)
Thank you for your responce I will look into this !!!!
#148 of 354 Re: 2001 buick regal LS- Electrical issues?? [goodnewsauto]
Mar 03, 2008 (5:32 am)
I have a 03 Regal and had ignition key problem.There is an electrical solenoid underneath key tumbler & it does not always activate to allow the key to turn back so that it can be removed.Remove plastic cover & rubber around key,now you can see solenoid.Watch as you turn key on & you will see solenoid trying to activate (rod trying to pull up).Push rod up with very small screwdriver & you'll be able to turn key off & on.
I fixed mine by putting a tie wrap around the assembly keeping the rod up & tight.
Hope this helps anyone with this problem. I just joined March 4th.
#149 of 354 Re: 2001 buick regal LS- Electrical issues?? [gnielsen]
Mar 03, 2008 (6:02 am)
Yeah thanks for the reply...I fixed that a few weeks back....
I took the whole car almost appart to find out previous owner did some shabby electrical ....He cut the radio wires to install subs and amp in back to factory radio...ALso installed his own python alarm system ...THESE ARE THE last problems I have if you can help....He shorted out the odometer so it now reads 388K when its a 98 with 122k I found a place in florida 125$ to reset ...they say there is a device that kept track and will still have that number..
MY radio wont hold a station...SOME days it will hold a radio station for 5 mins sometimes it will for 1 hr sometimes it wont hold any stations including am..I checked the am/fm antenna amplifier in the HEAD LINER back seat and it is good...What do u think this kid did? I am trying to fix so I can sell this NIGHTMARE!!!!! thanks again....
#150 of 354 Re: my 2000 buick regal shuts off [mminshell]
Mar 03, 2008 (9:12 pm)
Did you ever find out what the problem was? I have a 2003 Buick Regal that is doing the same thing. Only mine is doing it now as soon as you start the car and you can even but it in gear because it won't stay running the engine lunges and then dies.