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#294 of 354 Re: Elec Prbs 1993 Buick Regal w/ tilt steering [pdykes]
Aug 16, 2010 (6:30 pm)
I have a 1993 Regal Limited Coupe and had this problem. Replace the turn signal swith as I also had a problem with the left side brake lights. No problem since. You have to be careful to order the right part though as the turn signal switch on these cars come 1 of 2 ways. 1 with radio controls on the sterring whelland the 2nd without.
Hope this helps.
Aug 25, 2010 (8:47 am)
I have a 1997 Buick Regal LS, when I get it started the speedometer goes back and forth wildly and the anti-lock brake light is on with a few other lights that shouldn't be. It runs fine, but when I turn the turn-signal left, it buzzes, when I turn it right, it kills the car and I can't get it to start again for awhile. I've had the alternator looked at, but it's fine and so is the starter. The battery is fine as well and so are the connectors to it. All the fuses are fine, none of the ones under the hood or inside are broken. I need to get it running soon since it's my only car, any thoughts?
#296 of 354 Re: odometer light [kellyj0530]
Aug 31, 2010 (6:54 pm)
Kelly I have the same odometer problem. Once in a while it does light up dimmly. Is there a posting here on how to fix it or can you please help me out with this?
#297 of 354 Head light problems
Oct 02, 2010 (12:07 pm)
#298 of 354 Head light problems
Oct 02, 2010 (12:07 pm)
My left side high and low beams do not work. I switched out the bulb to the right side and it works. I replaced the fuse even though it was good and they still don't work. Any ideas?
#299 of 354 97 Buick Regal Dashlights,Parkinglights Problems
Oct 11, 2010 (6:54 pm)
My Buick Regal has the Tail/Brakelight fuse blowing and the fuse for the parking lights/foglamps blowing . the fog lamp/parking lights are blowing when i turn on the fog lights, and im not sure why the rear lights/parking lights are blowing yet. I also cant figure out why all the dash indicator lights are all working properly but the lights that let you see the odometer and rpm gauge at night are not working. any one please help this is a night time nightmare.
#300 of 354 Re: Buick Regal '03 shutting off while driving [djpeterdee]
Oct 12, 2010 (3:34 am)
HELPFUL! Had the same issue with our '03 Buick Regal. Car started acting up by intermittently flickering the Service Engine Soon, ABS, and one other light. I took it out for a test drive after my girlfriend told be about it. Aside from the flickering, everything seemed fine until I got it on the freeway and decided to switch lanes. When I turned the left signal on, the car literally shut down/coasted and every light on the IP came on. As soon as I turned the signal off, everything came on and the car started running again. If I didn't signal, I didn't have a problem. Used hand signals all the way back to the house. Also noticed afterwards that I could kill the car while just sitting idle by turning the left or right signals on.
Read here that REPLACING the IGNITION SWITCH was the key. It worked like a charm and was also a fairly easy operation. No cutting of wires needed. Just cut some zip ties and be careful not to break any connectors or set off the airbags. I got a replacement ignition switch assembly from the local auto parts shop for $95 bucks after tax. Since I'd never done the repair before, it took me about 3.5 hrs. I could do it much faster now.
Thanks everyone for the help! You saved me at least $300 bucks here and what sounds like and average of 3 or 4 days.
Search words for the poor souls on google: ignition switch 2003 '03 buick regal signal stalling SES service engine soon ABS lights stall shut off
#301 of 354 Re: Buick Regal '03 shutting off while driving [gfal1704]
Oct 12, 2010 (4:16 am)
Yes I originally helped every1 in 2008 for this issue on my 1998
I am glad all who saw the ignition switch failure issue or the others I have made many buick 3.8 l happy again now if they can fix the problem with the gaskets blowing (intake) I would walk up and hug a huge GM symbol.
currently a Ford and Dodge owner
#302 of 354 Re: Help car problem [gold_panther07]
Nov 12, 2010 (3:21 am)
I have a 1997 Buick Reagal GS that is doing the same thing. It has not shut off, but it did buzz when I used my left turn signal. My problem started with it not wanting to start. Also, had that battery checked and everything is good. Starts one minute won't the next. Dealership can't seem to figure out the problem. After checking the starter and something with the transaxle adjustment for the shifter, it still does not want to start. Will start more often if I put it in neutral. Dealer ship thinks ( I stress the word " thinks") that it may be sensors in the steering column. It can get pretty costly paying for stuff that they "think" might be wrong. Do not know what to do. Looking for suggestions, also.
#303 of 354 Headlights not working....
Nov 16, 2010 (10:19 am)
I have a 1999 regal that I have recently fixed a few of the more common issues with. It used to shut off when I used the left hand turn signal, but after reading other posts, I changed out the ignition switch and all was better. Now it's a new issue. My headlights wont come on with the headlight switch. I bought a new switch and installed it, but the problem is still there. I can make the lights come on if I pull back on the turn signal, making the high beams come on, but driving while holding the turn signal back is a pain. And blinding oncoming drivers as well. Has anyone fixed this problem yet? I was considering changing out the turn signal, but don't want to go changing stuff randomly, hoping to find the solution. It really seems like a ground wire issue somewhere. I also added another ground, going from the transmission to the body, in case I had a ground that came off somewhere. Still didn't help.