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#45 of 123 1995 Buick Century Wagon
Jan 01, 2010 (12:54 pm)
I have a 1995 Century Wagon 3.1L engine. Took it out to store got home the autolocks quit working.Took it back out at another store started it up and my headlights didn't work my tail lights,brake lights,hazzard lights,horn,courtesy lights are out. The radio and clock won't stay set resets everytime you start it. I have turn signals and back up lights thats it. All went down at the same time. Had to replace two 5 amp fuses still not coming on. I replaced the headlight switch still nothing. Just put in a new relay switch still nothing. I got a conuinity tester checking back of fuse boxes every wire I can find still nothing. Any other ideas. I had a transmission replaced about 3 and half months ago. Is it possible it is a fusable link off of the starter. I have dash lights and it runs down the road. Any ideas any other tests or places to look let me know. Tested the alternator not that either. Don't know what else to do. I have a lot of money in this car and can't afford to take it in at the present time. Please any help would be appreciated.
#46 of 123 Re: 1995 Buick Century Wagon [loopsy]
Jan 02, 2010 (6:12 pm)
Electrical trouble-shooting is time consuming and wears on the patients. What I usually do is use a voltmeter and start back tracking till I find a voltage. Sometimes a bad ground wire connection can cause havoc. My experience on headlights is most of the time they have a bad ground or open circuit. They don't use fuses or fuzable links. They use a circuit breaker that opens and closes when it cools down. Maybe the bonding strap from the engine to the chassis is defective or loose.
#47 of 123 Re: 1995 Buick Century Wagon [hoodlatch]
Jan 03, 2010 (8:41 am)
Where is the circuit breaker located on this car. I only have an owners manual thats it. We are getting blasted with snow and wind and freezing temps. I started the car a few times yesterday now she won't start got to get a jump. So am stalled at the moment. I am out here checking wires and bulbs and fuses with a tester. I do not have a volt meter however and no lights. Can't even get it to the parts store to see if one of them can check it. Thank you by the way for helping out appreciate it very much.
#48 of 123 Re: 1995 Buick Century Wagon [loopsy]
Jan 03, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Sorry to hear about all the bad weather and all the bad luck. I'm not familiar with the 95 but it doesn't sound to me like breakers, fuses, and bulbs are your problem. I'm thinking more like cables, grounds, bonding straps, and cable connections. To effectively trouble-shoot electrical problems these days a person pretty much needs some instruments to work with. Maybe its time to get some outside help. Good luck.
#49 of 123 Re: instrument panel light out [gershen4]
Jan 09, 2010 (4:32 pm)
My dash lighting was out along with the rear running lights. While lights were on and car running at night I popped my trunk and opened it past 20 or 30 degrees it blew the fuse. It's a 15 amp fuse that supplies lighting to the 2 items mentioned. Haven't bothered to locate short. I just pull the fuse when I need to get use trunk. Hope it helps you or some in future. (keep spare fuses in car just in case)
#50 of 123 Re: mhkelly54 [mhkelly54]
Jan 24, 2010 (6:57 pm)
i was wondering if you got a answer to 1990 buick century power window main switch not working i have the same problem all the others work
#51 of 123 Re: mhkelly54 [doubled218]
Jan 25, 2010 (3:36 pm)
No, but I got it fixed. It was a fuse. I thought it could have been the switch. I replaced ther 5 amp fuse with a 10 amp.
#52 of 123 1990 buick century main power switch
Jan 25, 2010 (6:14 pm)
one person said you can use the power off the door lock the orange wire on the door lock is live i wanted to know what is the color wire i can jump over to they are seven [ blue ] blue with white ] black ] dark brown ] light tan ] dark green ] light green i checked all wires with tester no power to windows but work on other doors thank you
#53 of 123 1999 Century Headlights blink on and off
Feb 11, 2010 (4:30 pm)
When driving along in the evening the headlights occasionally blink on and off. I turned on the headlight switch thinking it was the sensor but it still does it. Any thoughts? Thanks, jmurray171
#54 of 123 Re: 1999 Century Headlights blink on and off [jmurray171]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:17 pm)
It may be a loose or bad bulb.