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#54 of 354 Re: 2000 Regal w/2 problems [rhinnc]
Sep 19, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I have a 2000 Buick Regal GS Supercharged engine.
I also have been having problems with removing my key from the ignition. It locks into place and I have to wait until I hear a click, or restart the car and try to move the vehicle. It has 90,000 miles.
In addition, I recently had my ABS lights and Trac Off lights and Service Engine Lights come on when I was driving and they would not go off when the car was turned off. I had the electrical system hooked up to a computer for diagnostics, but the system wasn't able to be reset and I was going to bring it back in later for more testing. That night I went back and changed out my air filter and passenger compartment air filter (which was filthy). After starting my car up, all three lights went off automatically and haven't come back on since. Dirty air in the computer?
Also, I have some electrical wires that are connected to the air filter hose, between the air filter unit and the engine. Can anyone tell me what they are for?
#56 of 354 1994 Buick Regal Electrical Outage
Oct 01, 2006 (1:59 pm)
My 1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.1 v/6 Automatic... quit
NO Juice; I got in turned on key, turned to start and it turned over maybe twice - just a couple seconds and then all went dead;.......No dash lights...no head lights.....no doom light.....no radio.....no blinkers.....no power period !
I thought the battery(?) I had it towed home. Took the battery into be tested and it was a ok - excellent! So I tested the wiring with a ohms meter and a 12 volt tester.
I found juice to both fuse boxes that are under the hood. And all fuses were fine. The starter tested good. The alternator tested bad terminal and so I replaced it.
Still no power; same as before. I am thinking the dead alternator caused the problem.....But I do not know where to look now?????
WC & TMJ
Pacific NorthWest USA
#57 of 354 Re: odometer light [regal00ls]
Oct 02, 2006 (8:39 am)
I'm having the same problem on my '97 Regal. Electric Odometer doesn't display along transmission settings. Did recommended fix work (replace panel replace resistor)?
#58 of 354 Electrical issues with dashboard
Oct 02, 2006 (5:45 pm)
My 1999 Regal GSE has started to have intermittent dashboard issues. The issue seems to happen twice a week, for the past 2 or 3 weeks.
Here is what happens:
The tach, speedometer, fuel and Temperature gages do not move, and all are on "0". The following lights come on: Service Vehicle Soon, Anti Lock Brakes, Perf Shift, Trac off, Air bag, Low fuel light. The trip odometer and odometer are lit, but do not register mileage.
I can turn the car off, then back on and everything will work. This issue can happen when I turn the car on, or while I am driving. One time this issue happened for about 5 minutes, then everything started working again. Nothing else is affected, my climate control still works, sun roof works, electric windows work, headlights work, etc.
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this issue. I called my local dealer, and it sounds like they will only be able to troubleshoot this if the issue happens to them.
Any advise or recommendations will be appreciated.
#59 of 354 Re: Electrical issues with dashboard [bobp3]
Oct 05, 2006 (6:02 pm)
The pass key module behind the ignition switch is probably goning bad. Had same experience on 2002 Montana. You should be able to start car when it totally fails. You will not have any dash or accessory electricals.New module is around $160.00. Installation is medium to hard depending on your experience. Dealer can install.
#60 of 354 Re: Electrical issues with dashboard [bobp3]
Oct 05, 2006 (6:36 pm)
FWIW, clean your key before placing it in the ignition. Basad on my experiences, a dirty chip in your key can cause many, many false alarms (and false diagnostics).
#62 of 354 Dashboard Lights
Oct 27, 2006 (1:09 pm)
Have a '94 with a problem in that occasionally the dashboard lights remain on long after the timer should have shut them off. Of course, this only occurs after dark and only sometimes. I try to get into the habit of checking the car a couple of minutes after arrival to make sure the lights are out (drained battery a number of times). If they remain on, I take out the fuse (and replaced next day). I have also noticed that none of the heater controls nor the temperature setting controls have lights at night. I have removed the temp setting controls and found NO bulbs in there. Could these be related and anyone have any ideas as to cause and cure?
#63 of 354 1996 Buick Regal HELP!!!
Nov 01, 2006 (4:57 pm)
I have a 1996 Buick Regal. 3.8 litre. We recently changed the alternator and battery, last night the accesory belt blew apart, and today we had to replace the tension pulley. The car turns over great but will not start. We unhooked the black battery cable for about 2 hours thinking maybe the computer needed to reset itself...but it still will not start, we thought maya coil???? but cannot locate a coil anywhere, When I say we I mean, my 16 year old son and a neighbor, I am at my wits end and my job is on the line as this is our only car...I have no family close, and a very limited budget...Any ideas???