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Jan 14, 2011 (1:52 pm)
so every now and then my curb side window would go down then wouldnt come back up. after while it would but this time it went down and has yet to come back up what would do this please reply ill try your fix if it sounds reasonable
#196 of 255 Re: No interior lights 97' Chevy Venture [sallyl]
Jan 14, 2011 (2:34 pm)
check the board behind the brake lights
#197 of 255 Here's my problems
Feb 19, 2011 (1:26 am)
1 - Car interior lights won't go on unless I turn them all on via the switch near the radio
2 - Car headlights can't be adjusted or turned off at night, no matter what I put the setting to they stay on.
3 - Rear windshield wiper will move but it swings in the opposite (wrong) direction
4 - My mirror adjuster doesn't work.
I just bought this thing with 77k miles on it for 5grand, did I get hosed?
#198 of 255 Re: Here's my problems [vmt808]
Feb 20, 2011 (7:50 pm)
#1 Make sure the interior light override switch (located in the roof console) isn't engaged.
#2 The headlights are run by a dashboard mounted light sensor; if it's dark, the headlights are going to turn on automatically.
#3 Can't help ya.
#4 Make sure the adjuster knob isn't in the center (off) position. Other than that, make sure the fuse isn't blown.
#199 of 255 battery/electrical
Mar 06, 2011 (9:43 pm)
Ok so i thought my fuel pump went out on my 2003 chevy venture and after replacing it just to find out that there is a wiring harness that come through the floor board behind the drivers seat to underneath the van and plugs into another one was the problem and ive had my van for just over a week after getting that fixed and driving today my battery light kept coming on and turning off finally it just died and it would continue to die after jumping it again now right before it dies all the gauges quit could this be electrical or is it just i need a new altenator.
#200 of 255 Re: Problem with 2004 headlights... [shodder]
Mar 12, 2011 (4:44 am)
I had a problem on my 2000 which my dash lights would go out, including the gauges and message center. I finally figured it out. It was the distribution box under the hood. I took the box out and opened the bottom of it, then took a screw driver and pushed all the contacts in. This may have happened when I had to get to the battery. I never thought of putting different then 9004 in. Just got the type before Silverstar.
#201 of 255 1999 Chevy Venture Driver Information Center Repair.
Mar 12, 2011 (7:50 am)
1999 Chevy Venture Driver Information Center Repair.
I researched and finally found a fix for non functioning Driver Information Center.
The solution was similar to that found for similar modules on other brands of vehicles.
Remove the Driver Information Center Module
(See GM manual for procedure)
Push back clips from black housing box and carefully remove circuit board
Place circuit card flat on table.
Place display and component side of circuit board facing up
Rotate circuit board so the display module side is facing you
There are button switches on either side of the display module
Look at the right button switch.
Next to it just left and above are four 1/4" X 1/8" black components attached to the circuit board
They are marked 430, 430, 820 and 820 reading from top to bottom.
These are resistors with 43 and 82 ohm values.
On the two modules I have repaired the problem was with the top most resistor. It is marked 430 and is 1/2" above and 1/4" to the left of the right button switch. The soldering to the circuit board had fractured. I resoldered the resistor into place using a bit of solder and 15 Watt pencil soldering iron.
The problem is NOT the black spot on the display in the upper left corner
The problem is NOT the DC to DC converter modules.
Why does it come loose?
I believe the resistor was part of the circuit which supplied power to the display module plates.
The resistor came loose due to the metallurgy of solder. The solder often is a mixture of tin and lead. The tin is more strongly attracted to the copper in the circuit board than the lead is attracted. When hot, when within 10% of melting temperature (resistors designed to run hot), the tin near the circuit board face will move. Having moved there is stress in the solder at the locations where it left. These holes create high stress in the solder structure, this leads to a fracture staight across the mounting face of the resistor as smooth and complete as if a knife cut the resistor loose. This only happens in designs which allow parts to heat to values close to the melting point of the solder. This rarely would happen in the past before surface mounted components. The cure would be higher temperature solder, cooler running parts, avoiding flat straight mounting interfaces, etc. Reheating the joint sets it right for a while.
Chevy Venture 1999
Driver Information Center
VFD Vacuum Fluorescent Display
Futuba VA3527 2-BT-225GN
Mar 19, 2011 (8:40 pm)
Hi. My grandparents own a 2003 Mazda MPV. How many oxygen sensors do they have? I am trying to see if we can find someone to do a cheaper job since they don't have much money and the one garage is telling them just for the 3 sensors it will cost them $240...thanks,
#203 of 255 Electrical problem-power sliding door, overhead lights, rear windsh. wiper
Mar 21, 2011 (4:19 pm)
I have a 2004 Chev. Venture. Several months ago my interior overhead lights went out, the next day the power sliding side door stopped working & about the same time my rear windshield wiper quit working as well. Fuses have been changed...that's not the problem. Anyone have any ideas?