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Pontiac Bonneville, Electrical, Sedan
#152 of 188 Re: 99 SLE Bonneville [jamila3wld]
Apr 02, 2011 (4:38 pm)
May have had a similar problem on my 2000. Brought it to the mechanic and he said I had accidently turned the headlight switch to on full (all the time). When he turned it to the off position the lights went out but I still had running lights and they still came on automatically at night and shut off with the delay.
My headlight switch is on the blinker lever.
#153 of 188 RE:1997 Bonneville [jamila3wld]
Apr 02, 2011 (4:45 pm)
Did they clear the code and it came up a second time? If so, you probably need to replace it. I've had to replace them in the past. When I read your post, it reminded me of the time when my 2002 Bonneville died on the interstate and restarted after 5-10 minute wait. Turned out I needed an ignition control module and had a crack in the housing of one of my coils.
My 2000 is starting to cost me $$ to keep it running, but less than a monthly car payment!
#154 of 188 RE:1997 Bonneville [mdecipher]
Apr 03, 2011 (8:15 am)
can the maf sensor cause my car to shut off and stall when trying to start ? i just dnt want the run around paying for this and that. my funds are short and i need to no the real problem lol! did the ignition control module start after you got the sensor replaced or was that also a problem from the start ? whats the ciol housing? thanks
#155 of 188 Re: 99 SLE Bonneville [mdecipher]
Apr 03, 2011 (8:18 am)
where was the switch located? i no you have a 2000 and mines a 1997 but i would like to check for that also? thanks
#156 of 188 RE:1997 Bonneville [jamila3wld1]
Apr 03, 2011 (8:33 am)
Disconnect MAF sensor. If the car doesn't stall then you have a bad MAF sensor. Just note that the car will run a bit rough and a check engine light will light when doing this.
Apr 04, 2011 (9:44 am)
ok i have a big problem right now can some one please help i mite repeat some things but i want to give all details for best help!
1.car starts then shut off after a couple seconds (symtoms)-run hard kind of shakey then turn off.
2.some times power goes out also then come right back on after couple minutes whenit shuts down
3. my tail lights will not go out
4.autozone test came back maf sensor
#158 of 188 Re: 2002 Bonneville - AC / Fan / Electrical Problem [smoreau]
Apr 06, 2011 (4:02 pm)
Hi i can prob help you with the windows not working, but the a/c i am not sure mine just stopped working on my car its 2004 bonneville but anyway i left my windows down when it rained and it shorted out the side door panel modulator i went on ebay and found it for 15 bucks its the drivers side one it has the door locks and everything else i replaced it and bam everything works now! i always remember to leave the windows up now lol hope this helps, also did the mechanic say the fan blowers fuses blow did they test it cause its really ez to check yourself under the backseat in the jumper box even there are 3 fuses i think one for blower and two for a/c maybe give them a look remember to disconnect the bat before messing with the fuses,
#159 of 188 Re: 1997 bonneville [jamila3wld1]
Apr 07, 2011 (6:30 am)
Replace the MAF sensor. If you have to you can disconnect the sensor to get around a bit. The tail light problem may be the brake light switch sticking or went bad.
#160 of 188 1997 bonneville electrical/sensor problem
Apr 08, 2011 (6:54 am)
Ok I was told it was my fuel pump I thought that a bad fuel pump can only stop the car from turning over or starting.. My problem is when I try to start it it do turn over for a couple seconds then cut off the power also then u wait a couple minutes then it some times start right up and stay on or as soon as I press the breaks it shuts off again I'm lost I'm go replace the sensor to day but u think it mite be more then one problem I want to take it to the shop but they always do stuff to your car to come back I'm sure if it what can I do?
#161 of 188 1997 pontiac electrical problem found
May 02, 2011 (6:54 pm)
just wated to share thatthe car cutting off with these symtoms:power off at start,shut off after seconds started with power turning off also.. it was the starter wire it was running hot had to be changed now doesnt shut off. as for the parking light problem staying on i had a switch put in to turn on and off as i need. so far so good right now