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#170 of 354 I NEED A SUPERMAN OF ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE TO HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 15, 2008 (10:08 am)
The VICTIM::::: 1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8 l non turbo no leather/no heated seats ect.
THE SUSPECT::::: Origonal BUICK REGAL OWNER!!!!
THE CRIME::: Besides blowing up the motor by not using dexcool I replaced april 07. The car ran fine but the brake lights never worked...I never knew why because all the fuses are good relays good ect. I just drove it. I ran in to a guy the other day who knew a particular problem with the turn singal switch.I changed the switch and sure enough the brake lights started to work.
About 2 days later I had to pick up some 2X4's in my car and since the interior backseat has a access panel it is easy to transport a few in there. Little to my knowledge that the previous owner had some crazy wires jumped from the middle brake lights in the back window ...I didnt know but you want to know how I found out...Here is the kicker... When I pulled in my driveway I had black electrical fire smoldering out of the vents...I quickly shut the car off and pulled my 2X4's out and noticed these wires and seen that he did a very bad job using black tape. The tape due to heat fell off from the 2X4 interaction and then touched eachother.
I took the whole dash appart and found a wire (marked stop lights) from the fuse panel had burned all the way accross to the brake switch by the foot.. I also noticed the other (white wire) in the brake switch was burned as well..The other 4 wires were affected too(light pink,purple,green with white stripe, and pink) I cut out all the affected bad wiring and replaced properly and put it all back together.. Now I dont have a horn,the transmission is shifting funny in low gears,and the stop light fuse pops the moment u touch the brakes.
Brake switch was changed after fire,all affected fire wires are cut out and replaced .. The trans is almost new and is not the problem, Its electrical.
My question is help to find what little box or plug is bad or shorted out. The cars parked and the junk yard has the exact same car sitting in their yard.I can cut up and do anything I want to it and take anything too...SO I am looking for help to find out what to do so I can take the whole dash appart again and fix the problem again.....PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMEONE with scematics or something HELP.
#171 of 354 Re: IP Odometer light [regal2724]
Aug 15, 2008 (4:12 pm)
easy fix...One screw on the passanger side (open door and see) then unclick the molding by pulling downa nd forward...That will remove the total plastic piece going across the dash and radio ect...This will expose 4 screws that hold the odometer cluster ect in place....remove those and u will pull it out unclip it and check ur bulbs in the back by turning them counter clockwise....No problems have fun fixing your problems...
#172 of 354 Replacing headlight switch on 2002 Buick Regal
Sep 02, 2008 (3:05 pm)
My dashboard and shifter lights (along with various other lights associated with the headlight switch) won't come on. I need to replace the headlight switch on my 2002 Buick Regal, non-super charged. How do you go about removing the dashboard to get to the switch? I remember the good ol' days where you just removed a few screws and the dashboard could be removed.
#173 of 354 anyone know what could be the problem
Oct 17, 2008 (8:17 pm)
I have a 98 regal gs and I have just started having problems with it. When I try to turn the car on sometimes I get nothing , nothing at all then after trying a few times it will start up. Then what happens is when I put the car in drive my ABS/PARKING/TRACK OFF and SERVICE ENGIN SOON lights come on. Now something even more funky happend tonight, when I got home and turned the car off the headlight went off right away ( they normaly stay on for a min or 2 ) and had no int lights,my remote door/trunk lock would not work either. Took several tries to get the car to start , when I shut it off the lights stayed on like they were supose to but after 20-30 seconds my 4 ways started going off and all my dash lights were flashing on and off buzzing. It did this 3 times befoer it finall turned off like it should have.
Does anyone knwop what the problem is? Please help!!!
#174 of 354 Re: anyone know what could be the problem [thaddeaus]
Oct 20, 2008 (4:53 am)
Have you had your battery checked?
#176 of 354 98 Buick Turn Signals
Oct 12, 2008 (5:19 am)
They don't blink, they just remain on whenever I use them. Is it just a bulb problem, or is it electrical?
#178 of 354 98 Buick Regal Odometer
Oct 12, 2008 (5:21 am)
Both the odometer and the trip reads "ERROR". What causes this and is it something that can be fixed easily or a dealership(or otherwise expensive) issue?
#179 of 354 92 Buick Regal
Oct 28, 2008 (5:18 am)
I have just had the turn signal switch replaced on my 92' Buick Regal. The radio controls on the steering wheel are not working now. Do I need to reset something on the radio? The new switch I bought is for steering wheel radio controls.