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#3 of 102 Re: 2006 lacrosse electrical problems [celser]
Apr 02, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Just a guess.
My 2000 Buick Regal had a problem with cruise control. It did not work when the car was delivered. Dealer replaced a switch in the steering column, and I had no problems since.
It is the complicated electrical switch with the multifunction stalk that controls the turn signals, whippers, cruise control, and the windshield washing fluid. GM uses it for many years, with many different cars, and the LaCrosse stalk looks the same as the Regal one.
Everything complicated tend to be defective. The problem with the design is well known, but it does not happen often. My dealer did not carry the switch and had to order it. The part itself used to cost about $350 in 2000, and it took several hours of labor to replace it. Fortunately, under warranty.
In your case it can be an electrical current leak at the switch, in addition to the inoperative cruise control.
#4 of 102 LaCrosse Theft Deterrent System
Jun 23, 2006 (9:46 am)
On three occasions my 2005 LaCrosse Theft Deterrent System has come on, the horn blowing and the lights flashing, even though the car is not locked and no one is near it. This happened twice when it was parked in my garage with the garage door closed. Does any body know the reason?
#5 of 102 Anyone had any electrical problems?
Feb 12, 2006 (4:49 pm)
Was just talking with my mother and she said twice now the dash panel lights have gone out on her brand new Lacrosse. She took it to the dealer and of course, they couldn't duplicate the problem. Told her next time it happens, drive right to the dealer. Probably a loose connection but pretty annoying in a car that's only a month old.
#6 of 102 Re: Anyone had any electrical problems? [lmacmil]
Feb 12, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I for one have not heard of any electrical issues. I am one year and 10,000 miles into a trouble free ownership experience.
#7 of 102 Re: Anyone had any electrical problems? [lmacmil]
Aug 22, 2006 (6:23 am)
I have a 2005 cxs purchased Sep 2005. At times the dash panel lights do not light when car is started. The lioghts will come back on after 20 seconds to 5 minutes. I intend to take it to the dealer.
#8 of 102 Truck Access
Sep 12, 2006 (3:21 am)
I just purchased a pre-owned 2005 Allure (Canadian version of the Lacrosse)and was wondering how to access the trunk should the electric trunk release fail. I don't have the split folding rear seats and there is no trunk lock to use a key in.
Anyone have any ideas?
#9 of 102 Re: Truck Access [kairns]
Sep 12, 2006 (5:26 am)
If this should happen you can take the back seat out. The bottom cushion comes out easily by pulling the 2 black plastic handles at the front bottoms of the cushion. However do not just go out and do this for no reason. These black connectors once used may not be able to be reused but probably could be used a coupe times.
Next just remove the fasteners at the bottom of the seat back. I think that is all there is to it.
#10 of 102 Re: Truck Access [kairns]
Oct 06, 2006 (10:04 am)
I also have a 2005 LaCrosse CX without the fold down rear seat and I was also concerned about trunk access in case of a trunk release failure. What I did was purchase a piece of flexible wire loom and tape and velcro it to the trunk lid lining and insert a piece of stout cord inside the loom and fasten one end to the emergency trunk release handle and route the other end to one of the child carrier restrain brackets and fasten it there. All you have to do is open the cover for the restrain bracket and pull on the cord and it will pop the trunk. I previously owned a 1999 Regal and it had more standard features on it than the LaCrosse has for options.
#11 of 102 Re: Truck Access [dell46]
Oct 10, 2006 (11:01 am)
Sounds like a great idea dell46. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll configure something this weekend. I can't believe GM didn't think of placing a manual access to the trunk. Just trying to save a few bucks on a lock cylinder.
#12 of 102 Lacrosse Trunk Light 2006 CXL ?
Nov 05, 2006 (5:23 pm)
Yesterday , I purchased a 2006 Lacrosse CXL certified used . Funny thing happened when I arrived home after dark- I realized there was no trunk light. Is it possible that this car does not have a trunk light or I have I been duped by the dealer?
Your replies would be appreciated - I am taking the car back tomorrow morning to ask the same question.