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#173 of 191 '02 Bonneville Electrical/Ignition problem
Oct 06, 2011 (7:41 am)
Hi - I have an '02 Bonneville with 90K miles. For the last 6 months or so it has been giving me trouble when trying to start the car. The problem definitely seems tied to the electrical system, as the dash lights often will not come on when I turn the key, and if they eventually do, only then will the ignition engage and start the car. We used to be able to "trick" it into starting by turning on/off the radio, rolling down a power window, or locking/unlocking a door--seemingly "waking up" the electrical system. That no longer works, and now it's taking sometimes 3 or 4 minutes of waiting to see if the thing will start. I'm afraid I'm going to get stranded any day now. She's my only source of transportation with 3 kids...anyone else had similar issues that can help me figure out what the problem might be? Needless to say, I'm not rolling in $$$ so I'd like to avoid a trip to the mechanic if it's likely a loose something-or-another or a part that I can troubleshoot/replace myself. (I'm a gearhead in disguise.)
#174 of 191 Re: '02 Bonneville Electrical/Ignition problem [jbv22570]
Oct 06, 2011 (7:55 am)
I also tried my other 3 regular keys and the Valet key, same result, so I know it isn't the transponder in the key. The only light that comes on in the dash is the "P" (Park)...and sometimes the security light flashes but not consistently. I do have a water leakage problem in both front floorboards and the trunk...typical Bonneville. :-/
#176 of 191 Speedo, tach, turn signals inop
Apr 17, 2012 (2:44 pm)
My speedo, tach, turn signals, and DIC have stopped working on my 2000 SSEi. I took a couple of dash panels out to get to my Cig lighter to see why that wasn't working. After that the speedo and tach quit working.
#177 of 191 Re: pontiac bonneville won't start [joejoe35]
Aug 01, 2012 (1:21 pm)
did u ever figur out the problem? i em haveing the same problem with my 97 bonneville ssei
#178 of 191 Re: pontiac bonneville won't start [mikey127]
Aug 02, 2012 (9:12 am)
Hi - after trying everything we unhooked the battery (positive and negative) and let it kind of re-set. (we had taken the dash apart, disconnected the security system, etc - pulled our hair out!) Bingo - it worked. Hope it works for you!
#179 of 191 2004 BONNEVILLE
Aug 06, 2012 (6:40 pm)
JUST REPLACED DRIVERS DOOR MOD AND EVERYTHING WORKS UNTIL I SHUT THE DOOR AND THEN NOTHING WORKS.
#180 of 191 2001 Bonneville crazy lock issue
Sep 14, 2012 (7:35 pm)
Keyless entry only locks and unlocks fuel door, no power to auto locks but windows do work and all fuses check out good. no horn beep from locking with keyless no door chime from the dash. seat doesnt always move to set position, back up lights didnt work, lights wouldnt flash with keyless and so on.
I trouble shot and found the broken wire that controled the locks/seat memory/alarm/lights flashing/ect. little purple wire under the seat coming out of the carpet to the wire loom that connects to the slider that moves with the seat. everything works now.
hope this helps someone. almost everything is tied to going under the driver seat.
#182 of 191 99 pontiac bonneville need help
Dec 05, 2012 (6:58 pm)
3 months ago my blinkers started blinking slow and then stopped..what could that be? now this week my dash lights and break lights went out changed the fuse worked for a little while maybe 20 min then blew this happened 2 times what could that be need help