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#280 of 354 All Kinds of problems
Apr 28, 2010 (8:52 am)
My wife just recently got a 1998 Buick Regal LS from her aunt. The headlights do not come on at all and the only way you can use your brights is to hold the switch towards you and drive which is kinda dangerous. The lights are auto on so I am thinking that a sensor has went out for it. Also the odometer does not work at all, but all the lights on the dash work. The cruise control does not work, but the windshield wipers work. Cam somebody please let me know what may be going on?
#281 of 354 Re: All Kinds of problems [cking9494]
Apr 28, 2010 (2:11 pm)
I believe most of your problems relate to possible bad wiring or bad switches in your steering column. Try adjusting the steering column to see if lights come on. If they do that would more than likely indicate there is a problem relating to wiring not a sensor. Your odometer not working... are you referring to the lights? If so that is caused by bad or loose resistors on the back of your instrument gauge circuit board.
#283 of 354 Re: All Kinds of problems [abutcher]
May 01, 2010 (10:24 am)
Thanks. I took that instrument panal off today and I bout threw it out I was so mad lol. I will be sure to go get what I need from radio shack. Thanks for the help.
#284 of 354 Re: All Kinds of problems [scotty801]
May 01, 2010 (10:27 am)
How much would a new switch cost if you may know? I will be sure to use the video that some body sent me as a reply also to take off my panel that way I can have all gauges working. Is there another screw on the steering cover for the top after you remove the bottom? I am having a big issue with it wanting to stick.
#285 of 354 Re: Buick Regal '03 shutting off while driving [matthewkorte1]
May 26, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Matthew, I am having the same problems as you were having April 9, 2010 post #271 2003 Buick Regal shutting down. Any solutions?
#286 of 354 Re: Buick Regal '03 shutting off while driving [smorrison2]
Jun 10, 2010 (6:23 pm)
in case you haven't found it yet I'll chime in...
Went thru this last March - 60mph on the highway, tried to signal for a lane change and the engine died. The first two dealerships tore the dashboard apart with no results. Third dealership told me over the phone they had seen it before - $90 ignition switch in the steering column (not the key switch - the electrical portion behind that). I had the dealer replace it as I didn't want to set off an air bag - car has not had an issue with it since.
#287 of 354 2002 Buick Regal LS Dash Board Lights & turning off
Jun 22, 2010 (1:09 pm)
I've had my regal for four years and have been very happy with the car just until last week when it started turning off while driving and the dash board lights flicker, gages go back and forth, engine chokes when trying to start it. Took it to a mechanic who checked the battery and alternator which work fine and believes it was something to do with the ignition switch but was unable to solve the issue and referred me to the dealer. Now my car is at the dealer and I'm told that GM has sent an alert about this common problem/issue and recommends a procedure which is to remove the underhood panel, check fuses, repair terminals and install diaelectric grease - whatever the hell that means. The cost is going to be $350 and they do not gtee this will solve the problem. This tells me that there's an underlying problem and it could be very serious; especially when the car turns off while driving. Let's see what the end result is when I pick-up the car from the dealer. Stay tuned....
#288 of 354 Re: 2002 Buick Regal LS Dash Board Lights & turning off [regalls2002]
Jul 06, 2010 (4:57 pm)
Hi! I have Buick Regal 1995 year, 3.8v and have the same problem as you do. The turning off is usually happened during the summer time. No one can tell me what the problem is. What about your car? Did they fix your problem in the dealership?
#289 of 354 Re: Back up lights. [ssuunnyy]
Jul 13, 2010 (6:44 pm)
With regards to the 'backup lights' did you ever get a reply regarding that? My tail lights work, blinkers, everything on my '02 Regal but the reverse/backup lights don't work. Replaced the bulbs, checked the fuse not sure what is wrong. Don't want to pay a dealership to look at it either.