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#82 of 354 2000 Buick Regal - Power Door Locks - Strange Problem
Feb 28, 2007 (12:16 pm)
I have a 2000 Buick Regal that is doing something very strange. I locked the car as normal by using the remote on my key chain. Came back a few hours later and the remote would not work and here is the real mind bender,,,, the key would not unlock the doors or the trunk. I had to call AAA to come out and open it by squezing in through door frame and pulling inside lock with metal rod. Since then after checking all fuses and power (they were all good) and letting it sit a while, the remote works to lock and unlock the car. BUT - the key will still not unlock the doors or trunk. I have 3 sets of keys so I don't think it is key related. I also have 3 remotes. Any ideas? This one really has me stumped. I wonder if there is some kinda anti theft thing that is locking out the key?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#83 of 354 Re: No dashboard lights [supercharger]
Mar 11, 2007 (9:03 am)
Similar problem in my 2000 LS which was getting progressively worse. It took a while to find out how to remove the headlight switch. (I did plan to replace it and found online prices from $95 to $135.) Before replacing it I decided to see if there was anything obvious that might be done to save a replacement. Only thing I noticed was that one of the many spade terminals had a light brownish coating that I scraped off. The next day my dashlights blinked once and have now been operating perfectly for more than 7 months.
#84 of 354 00 Buick Regal Vents
Mar 12, 2007 (3:17 pm)
I have a 00 Regal and when you turn on the blower fan air come out of the mid vents and floor even when mid is selected.Is there a damper in the system?
#85 of 354 Re: 2000 Buick Regal - Power Door Locks - Strange Problem [jack5291]
Mar 12, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I have a 1995 Buick Regal and have had the same problem. I took the driver's door panel off and took a look inside and found that the remote solenoid with a teflon plunger coming out of the side of it seems to be sticking in the locked position. (plunger out) You can't get it to go back in with the key, or unlock, unless you wiggle it around. My remote works most of the time, but, every now and then it sticks and you cannot get it to unlock, even with the key. Right now my key on the drivers door will not unlock the door ever...but the remote does work most of the time. When the remote stops working, I have to climb over into the driver's seat from the passenger side. And that is a pain considering we have bucket seats with a console in the middle. I think the remote solenoid has to be replaced. I plan on taking a trip to the wrecking yard and pulling one to replace it. I shudder to think what this part would cost at the dealership. The only problem is that everything in that door pannel is riveted in. My brother works for GM and he told me that all they used was rivets...faster and cheaper. So, one would have to drill out the rivets and put screws or bolts back in.
This is all I have...hope it is of some help...
#86 of 354 Blown tail light and instrument fuse 2000 Buick Regal
Apr 01, 2007 (9:11 am)
A 15 amp tail light and instrument panel fuse periodically blows for no apparent reason. Any ideas?
#87 of 354 Right front turn signal issues on 2000 Regal
Apr 01, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I have a 2000 Buick Regal with 104k miles on it that has performed very well for us. However we have been having an intermittent problem with the right front turn signal which seems to have become permanent. I spent a good part of yesterday trouble shooting this issue without success. The flasher blinks rapidly and the front light does not burn but the rear light does. The daytime running light goes out as it is supposed to. It seems to be getting the same voltage to the plug as the left side. I switched the whole socket unit from the right to the left side and the problem remained on the right side. Any ideas? I'm thinking it could either be a fault in the flasher or the controller in the steering column. Thanks for any help! Tommy
#88 of 354 Re: No dashboard lights [supercharger]
Apr 05, 2007 (1:58 pm)
I have a 2000 Regal LS many miles and had the dash lighting problem you describe. Isolated it to the headlight switch. When I did get it out, found burn marks around pin J gray wire although they aren't marked. Took old switch apart, thought it was burned. Gunk had formed on a contact in the switch causing the problem. Kind of trickey to disassemble be careful of two spring loaded detent parts. I blew it. Might have been salvageable. Obtained new switch from diyautoparts.com for $67. no shipping as compared to $112 from dealer plus tax. Problem fixed. Good luck
#89 of 354 2000 Buick Regal Problem
Apr 18, 2007 (12:39 am)
I have a 2000 Buick Regal LS. About once or twice per day for the last 2-3 weeks, the car will completely shut off while I am driving it. On my way home from work last night it did it in the middle of traffic on the 10. The stereo and what not will stay on, but the meters on the dash go to zero and most of the dashboard lights come on. What should I do?
#90 of 354 Re: 2000 Buick Regal Problem [koolwat3r]
Apr 19, 2007 (6:00 pm)
I'd get it looked at asap. By the time you get a knowledgeable answer in this discussion, it may be to late.
#91 of 354 two minor electrical problems...
May 01, 2007 (12:14 pm)
I recently picked up a 1999 Regal LS with just over 104,000 miles. Took the keyless remote to the local Buick dealer in town, as it works on the doors and emergency button, but won't open the trunk (trunk opens fine with key). Testing reveals that the remote is indeed sending a signal. Before bringing the car in, any clues where to look? Also, in the past week, the passenger rear window won't open with the switch on the door itself or the driver's control. Again, any clues? By the way, the door has never been damaged.