Last post on Sep 13, 2009 at 4:34 PM
You are in the Chevy Venture
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Chevrolet Lumina Minivan, Chevrolet Venture, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#9 of 12 Re: 2000 Venture Lighting [mom22sons]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:53 am)
Hi mom, I'll offer you a possible solution for your headlights, I posted about this in the electrical problems thread IIRC.
1) Open the hood (duh )
2) Remove the right headlight (two wingnuts and three tabs hold it in place along with the turnsignal)
3) Take a close look at the wiring harness.
When the light is in place, the harness rests against the battery thanks to a hole in the bulkhead. Problem with mine, and likely others is that if the battery is replaced, the installer prolly never thought to look for a wire resting there, so when the battery is installed, the harness gets pinched against the bulkhead and eventually sawed through and shorted. In mine case, the headlights kept going on and off until they finally failed entirely. Solution is to cut out the damaged wire and crimp the remaining together.
#10 of 12 Re: 2000 Venture Lighting [javarod]
Feb 21, 2008 (3:05 am)
Well, I replaced the battery last year, so that could very well be the issue...but, I had the infamous coolant issue/intake manifold nightmare and so I traded my venture in. I got me a sweet 04 sentra with less than 15k orig miles and one owner. Prob the best deal for me as I am a single mom. I won't have to worry about breaking down anytime soon. There were just too many probs with my van and I was not 100% keen on being a minivan driving momma (it was my ex who wanted to buy it).
thanks everyone for you help though..much appreciated.
Sep 10, 2009 (8:08 am)
I have a 2000 Venture and my problem is that the interior lights the dashboard lights and tail lights do not work. The brake lights, headlights, reverse lights do work, I have changed a fuse and the broken lights worked for a couple of minutes then the fuse blows, once it worked for about a week then it blew again, can anyone help.
#12 of 12 Re: kcchevy [kcventure]
Sep 13, 2009 (4:34 pm)
There have been issues with the sockets that the tail lights are in...seems that he heat of the bulb causes them to melt and short out...maybe this is your problem?