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#123 of 209 electrical problem
Oct 21, 2007 (11:44 am)
Hello there ... I recently bough a 1997 buick lesabre i had been driving all day and realized that my gas gauge hadn't moved off full the whole day. I had a new gas gauge put on and i still have the same problem gauge shows full, along with that my dash light's went out and won't come back on... so i have a day time car only.I had the fuses and bulbs checked and there is no problem with them,
Can any one help me with this problem.
#124 of 209 door module problems
Dec 11, 2007 (7:44 pm)
power locks, window, mirrors, and interior light stop working at the same time on 2000 lesabre. print shows door modules controls all these function. how do you determine the cause is the door module and which of the four door modules could be bad? From looking at print it looks like driver door is master and passenger doors are slaves
#125 of 209 Re: door module problems [n9zbb]
Dec 12, 2007 (5:08 am)
Without checking my 2003 factory manual
Without checking another forum where this is a common problem at times with parts of these functions not working
Take a look under the rear seat at the fuses and breakers there in an electrical panel. I believe there is a fuse for left side and right side--or front and back doors; something lilke that.
Also be sure that electrical fuse box is securely bolted down. You might loosen the bolts and move the things slightly to break any resistance, and then retighten. There have been some people with weird problems and that tightness was a factor.
I don't know if those fuses are listed in the owners glovebox manual or not.
I need more coffee and time. I'll look in service manual.
#126 of 209 Re: door module problems [imidazol97]
Dec 12, 2007 (10:21 am)
check fuses and circuit breakers they are good also checked that power is getting to door modules, will check common grounds tonight but problem is intermittent and has worsen over time. now they are off more than on
#127 of 209 Re: door module problems [n9zbb]
Dec 12, 2007 (7:26 pm)
I sent you an email in your carspace.com account as a part of your myspace account here on Edmunds. Click on the words mycarspace in the gray bar at the top of each page and activate your email account. If you can't get it working send to my screen name here on Edmunds and put the sign and carspace.com from another email account and I'll send info back to you that might help.
#128 of 209 Re: electrical problem [zoie]
Dec 22, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I have a 1997 buick lesabre and have had the same issue for years. I don't know what you paid to get it fixed but I was told it was expensive. I have had other electrical issues as well, such as speedometer not working, the horn going off by itself, the radio is now turning itself off and on and automatically going through all the functions--time, cassette, cd, radio. Good luck--some folks have luck with this car, but I have had nothing but weird issues for the last 7 years I have owned it.
#129 of 209 94 leSabre brake light
Dec 29, 2007 (3:13 pm)
i have a 94 LeSabre custom i need to knw how to change the bulb in the thrid brake light in my window
#130 of 209 Re: window motors & regulators [45bob57]
Jan 29, 2008 (4:00 pm)
No recall, because GM doesn't want to take responsiblity for it. You will have to do what others are doing:
1. Find a NON OEM replacment motor, heavy duty
2. Buy the replacement motors online $45, then contact your local glass repair shop and see how much they charge to replace it ($75).
3. File a complaint through NHTSA
4. File a complaint through Buick
5. Bolt the windows up permenately (at least the back ones)
GM should REALLY take responsiblity for this issue as it is a safety problem. Luckily I haven't had burned out window yet on ours (of course I locked out all the other windows after reading of problems here and use my drivers side window sparingly in hopes of avoiding a burn out).
#131 of 209 96 Lesabre Electric in Steering and starting
Feb 09, 2008 (4:44 pm)
#132 of 209 96 Lesabre Electric in Steering and starting
Feb 09, 2008 (4:44 pm)
So my car was broken into and they tried to "hot wire" my car I guess. The panel around the left side of the steering column is broken off and wires are exposed.
As far as I can tell no wires are broken. The only thing that is really broken that I can see is the little lever that pulls and starts the car.
Here are a few pictures I took so you can see what I am talking about.
In the second pic I noted the notch and lever. So that lever is gone and I have to use a wrench now to start my car. It will only start if the key is in. So thats good news.
I was wondering, will I have to replace the whole steering column and if so how much might that cost? I need a good idea on price when I go to get it fixed next week so I can judge if I am getting ripped.
I should also note that my windshield whippers do not work right now.
Any info would be great. Thanks a ton in advance.