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#28 of 38 Re: Taking my car in tomorrow due to the speedo problems [iownabuick]
Oct 05, 2010 (5:42 am)
No speedometer probs yet. Have a problem with dead battery. Runs down after 1 day if left undriven. Something draining it.Short? Battery bounces right back once I get it restarted. It might be the air shock system?
Any help or advice would be welcome
#29 of 38 Update on my Speedometer issue!
Oct 05, 2010 (3:44 pm)
Took it in today, they could not diagnose the problem, so they removed the battery and recharged it, and it worked fine. So,,, I foresee that this is going to be a recurring issue. Definitely confirmed my decision to trade it in for a Honda Accord once it's paid off. Good riddance haha.
#30 of 38 Re: Taking my car in tomorrow due to the speedo problems [seaclusion]
Oct 14, 2010 (4:14 pm)
Not sure what that could be, that sounds odd. It's ironic because my battery died this morning, and the AAA man ran a test, bad battery, needed replaced. Once he replaced it, my speedomoter and gauges are working properly. SN: Oh yes after getting the speedo fixed for the 2nd time they went haywire again, the next day. I let it sit for about 3 days because it was my intent to take it to the dealer again, but when I went to start it, no action. Must have been divine intervention lol.
The AAA man also suspected the alternator was bad (but after testing it, it was fine).
I would suggest going to get your batter, starter, and your alternator tested, that could be the root of the problem.
#31 of 38 Electrical Issue With Dashboard
Oct 29, 2010 (8:18 am)
Hello, my issue is my 2004 Buick Rainier CXL has just recently shut off on me. For many weeks it has driven good but out of no where it would shut off on me. When it shuts off, my dash board computer says Service Break System and my sensor break lights on my dash turn on. It has been an issue for the last couple of weeks until it recently just shut off completley. Now, it wont turn back on. Everytime I turn the key to start it, it keeps beeping and the same message reads, Service Break System on my dashboard. I was told it could be the relay fuse and I put a new one in but it didnt work. I need HELP PLEASE!!!!
#32 of 38 Re: 2004 Rainier Low-Beams turn-off [eriklbms]
Mar 15, 2011 (7:45 pm)
One day last week my low beams stopped working. I thought I needed a new bulb. So I bought 2 new bulbs and found that there was nothing wrong with the bulbs. I then got the OM meter and I tested every fuse in that thing. They wre all good.So I turned to switches. Maybe it was a bad headlamp switch, or dimer switch. I thought I found the problem. Well when I went to get this switch ( I can't think of the name of it, but it's on the left side of the steering, it allows you to turn your headlights off..) the dealer said it could be that sensor that is in the middle of your dashboard. A light sensor. Well now I am back to square one. What the hell can the problem be ?There is so much electronics in this vehicle that it's almost impossible to find what is wrong. Can you help ?
#33 of 38 Re: 2004 buick rainier electrical sensor problems in dashboard [libre1]
Mar 15, 2011 (7:57 pm)
I would love to join you in that fight. I belive that they do know about this/these problems and do not want to admit it or tell anyone because they know that they'ed have to replace /or fix these problems or do a massive recall. I like my Rainier but I can't afford the dealers cost to fix it. Talk to me........
Aug 03, 2011 (4:34 pm)
I have an 04 Rainier. I bought it about a year ago. On my way home from the dealership, the speedometer quit working. It showed that I was going 100mph when I was only going 20-25. Then it dropped to 0 and didn't move again. I immediately called the dealership and talk to the tech. He said that the guy traded it in because he didn't want to pay the cost to fix it. I was shocked that they knew it was messed up and sold it anyway. He told me that it should have been fixed and to bring it in the following business day and they would check it out for me. I took it in and was told it would be $1700 for all the part and labor. They said the whole panel had to be replaced. I went straight to the salesperson and she said she would take care of it and the company would replace it at no charge. They ordered the part and when I took it back in the Manager told me that i would have to pay half. I told him I wasn't paying a dime and he could keep it. They finally fixed it at no charge but informed me that they couldn't be expected to fix everyones vehicle.
My headlights also flicker. One night they went out completely on dim and I had to drive home bright lighting everyone. I put a new battery in and there is no change. Today my gearshifter messed up. The shifter cable broke. I'm waiting on a replacement from the auto parts store. Has anyone else had this problem?
#35 of 38 Re: Electrical Issue With Dashboard [triplej23]
Aug 15, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Did you ever resolve this issue? Im having a very similar problem.
#36 of 38 Re: Electrical Issue With Dashboard [cole_45]
Aug 17, 2011 (5:58 am)
Were you planning on having the vehicle diagnosed by a GM dealership? Please keep me posted on any information.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#37 of 38 Re: Electrical Issue With Dashboard [triplej23]
Jul 01, 2013 (4:58 pm)
hey, i am having this exact issue with my 2004 buick rainier! what did you do to relieve the problem??? i cannot find anyone who has been able to diagnose the problem any feedbacks great thanks!