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Buick Lucerne, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#31 of 116 Re: Instrument panel lighting [rmello]
Sep 01, 2008 (9:08 am)
Is there a charge for this fix?
#32 of 116 Simple question (I hope)
Sep 01, 2008 (9:09 am)
How do you change a rear turn signal bulb in a 2006 buick lucerne?
#33 of 116 Re: Simple question (I hope) [buckshot0421]
Sep 01, 2008 (11:50 am)
Inside the trunk there will be a felt cover. When you remove that for access to the taillight area, there will be some kind of flat tap that holds the red lense in. Probably three of them. I don't have a Lucerne but my 03 has corner lights that are held in by little taps on 1/8 inch diameter studs that are part of the taillight unit.
#34 of 116 Re: Day time running lights seem to operate oddly [jeskol]
Oct 24, 2009 (8:12 am)
I have the exact same problem with my 2008 Lucerne. Seems like a software problem. If the program is smart enough to realize that when the sun is behind the car it is safer to have the headlights at the higher setting it should also know enough to turn up the cluster display. Possibly the system is designed so those two functions are linked. Controlling the headlight setting independently of the cluster illumination level combined with a software change should fix it if Buick so desires. This really isn't that tough of a problem for Buick to solve in my opinion
#35 of 116 Buick Lucerne CXS Battery Goes Dead After 5 Days
Jan 14, 2010 (3:12 pm)
I have a similar problem as a previous writer. If my 06 Lucerne CXS is not driven for 4-5 days the battery goes dead. The battery will be completely drained, for example, the digital clock goes blank and the car cannot be taken out of gear. Really enjoy driving the car, but with this problem, it is not practical to leave the Lucerne at an airport or an underground garage or a jump start will be required. Also it is not practical to have a neighbor occasionally start the car if you are out of town for a period of time.
The Lucerne has been back to the dealer several times since new and the dealer has been very cooperative, but the problem still persists. The battery has been replaced, alternator & charging system checked out plus software changes have been made without a resolution. The last software change was to reprogram the heater control module. The dealer is now saying that the battery drain is caused by OnStar dialing out every 20 seconds or so & the only way to prevent the drain is to mechanically disconnect OnStar. Still have several months of warranty left, does anyone have any suggestions on what is causing the problem?
#36 of 116 Dead battery
Apr 14, 2010 (9:49 am)
In Nov '07, I bought an '06 Lucerne CXL with the Northstar V8. It was still a new car. It runds great, when it starts...5 times in the 2.5 years I have this car, it has been totally dead after sitting anywhere from 1 to 3 days in my garage. This last time, on a Sat, my 6 yr old and I had to walk 3/4 of a mile to my parents house to obtain a spare vehicle. The dealership is baffled. GM is doing absolutely nothing. Today, I talked to Larry Salazar-I guess he is a District Specialist Supervisor-he offered nothing...I asked for the Owner Loyalty Certificates to assist in me trading out of my '06. He said "You simply are not eligible." What a croc. In the last month, the car has been dead twice and barely started one other time. I am on my third battery. I have had the On-Star modules replaced, the parts that control the heated/cooled seats, modules in the doors etc. I think GM should bu this car back. Until today, I wasn't too frustrated. I am now. Mr. Salazar offered nothing. This car is proving to be more and more unreliable. If anyone knows a different avenue I can take, someone else to call etc, I would really appreciate the information. My 6 yr old has said "At least when we have a loaner, we know it will start". Geez. I have phone #s of the theGM folks I have talked to if anyone wants 'em. All in all, this car has been dead 5 times and barely started the one time.
#37 of 116 Re: Dead battery [rjr06]
Apr 14, 2010 (5:27 pm)
Have you tried asking at a different dealership about someone who has found various problems causing a battery drain? Have you worked with just one dealer?
I'm not trying to put it as your fault, but I'm hoping another dealer has a tech who has taken ownership of finding these odd problems. When it's dead, the module that didn't "go to sleep" to eliminate power drain has probably already changed its status. I'm thinking, however, they could take the car and monitor it for a few days with a computer device to see what doesn't go to sleep and drains your battery.
#38 of 116 Re: Dead battery [imidazol97]
Apr 26, 2010 (7:28 pm)
the dealer had the car for 3.5 weeks after the 5th time...since my last posting, it has been dead 2 more times...GM is offering nothing, and my dealer is balking...the owner even made a "less than professional" comment this morning. I am ready to buy some of those lemon static stickers and drive around, once my car starts. they have monitored and monitored and monitored...had GM techs on the phone and at the dealership...all the dealer is offering me now is to trade me for a used Lucerne...I think this is outrageous...I bought a NEW Lucerne, I should get a NEW Lucerne. what a pain.
#39 of 116 Heated washer fluid recall
Jun 23, 2010 (10:18 am)
GM wants to disconnect the heated washer fluid in Lucernes and others and pay us $100 for non use. I would rather have them fix it. Does anyone know of a website where I can complain or get action? I can't believe GM is too lazy to fix something like that, especially for expensive cars that a high percentage of the owners probably bought new. Their easy way out of this problem is astonishing. I would rather have the feature than the money. It was a unique feature touted on Lucerne commercials.
I remember when OnStar went digital and older analog cars were going to be disconnected. Customer demand made GM change their minds and retrofit.
I still love my Lucerne though and have had very little problems.
#40 of 116 Re: Heated washer fluid recall [kcwolfpack59]
Jun 23, 2010 (10:35 am)
>I can't believe GM is too lazy to fix something like that, especially for expensive cars that a high percentage of the owners probably bought new. Their easy way out of this problem is astonishing.
I don't think it has anything to with laziness. Maybe you want to start a company to supply repair kits for the unit. There already was one recall in the past. The company that supplied the units is out of business if I recall what I read. When there are problems with units like this, I suspect the cost of supplying repaired units or repair parts is partly or mostly on the supplier and GM does the cost of supplying them to the dealerships and paying the cost of labor.
Here's your opportunity to go into business.
Personally, I can't see any difference between using a quality antifreeze mix that is above the cheapo methyl alcohol mixes and having the mixes heated. I see a risk of cracking the windshield with a heated mix indeed.
So I say asta lavista to the heated units-hope that's the right spanish. I dont' see any reason you can't just keep on using yours. Don't take it in to the dealer and if you do make clear you don't want it touched, at any price, to disable the heater. I would say you're on your own risk there, however.