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@  buck531 : (01 July 2015 - 05:50 PM) nevermind. figured it out.
@  buck531 : (01 July 2015 - 05:38 PM) Anyone on? Wild?
@  99RegalClone : (30 June 2015 - 02:52 AM) @glendayle ive unlokced the front door then almost instantly hit it again, but only unlocks the front. Im about to order wheel hubs from rockauto, dont want to fix everything just enough to get it running/stopping so i can sell it.
@  glendayle : (24 June 2015 - 06:17 AM) it unlocks the drivers door. If you press the unlock key again within like 3 or 5 seconds it unlocks the rest of the doors.
@  glendayle : (24 June 2015 - 06:17 AM) yes, it could be. I've had this problem and about every other problem known over the 13 years I've had my car.
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 05:42 AM) i also noticed when u unlock the doors with the key fob it doesnt unlock ALL the doors just the front.
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 05:39 AM) i'll check the fluid later today and see if i can get the SES light off. i know how to get it off, with the key on but not started pump the gas pedal slow 3 times within 5 seconds right?
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 05:38 AM) ok glen. i did some search and it could be a bad wheel hub sensor
@  glendayle : (24 June 2015 - 05:37 AM) SES is probably unrelated to the ABS/trac off. Could just be low brake fluid.
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 03:57 AM) i have the 3 lights on ABS trac off and service engine soon. are those indicative of a bad wheel sensor?
@  99RegalClone : (24 June 2015 - 03:54 AM) hey guys, i bought a cheap buick century, but this time im gonna fix it from what the guy i bought it from told was wrong with it and then sell it
@  glendayle : (23 June 2015 - 09:49 PM) scotty, what do you do for work?
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 01:12 PM) funny but almost every time i flash a tune, full or partial, i need to reset them damn things. always the driver side that blows warm after the flash
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 12:34 PM) Otherwise,it's probably low on freeon a according to some stories. Still weird that the passenger side is cold.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 12:33 PM) I think my hoses are fine bc my defroster functions.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 12:33 PM) Yea,I'm going to try the fuse thing tonight.
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 12:19 PM) then lastly theres your a/c system is low on freon, that will cause warm on the drivers side too.
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 12:17 PM) worst case you can take the actuator off and turn the knob by hand to have cold air till you get a new actuator.
@  scottydoggs98 : (18 June 2015 - 12:17 PM) pull the climate control fuse for like a minute. this will re set the blend door actuators. if the a/c was fine then you un hooked the battery it needs to be reset. if it just crapped out it may need a new actuator.
@  RegalTraveler : (18 June 2015 - 02:09 AM) ah. will need to check my vacuum lines as well

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#1 Geojb

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

OK need a conformation here.
This happens irregularly. No correlation to hitting bumps or any thing else.

On the dash, I'll get the full "Christmas lights", reset the gages and the Ding, ding, ding..... Then back to normal. Car stays running. ( crosses fingers as panic sets in )

It's just started doing this, this past week, Maybe once or twice a day.

Bad Battery connection?
or.
Ignition switch / key tumbler?

I don't remember which.

Who has "fixed this" Ign. switch by spraying contact/Maf cleaner in there?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

Exactly what mine did when the ignition switch went out. I have not done the cleaning myself (just the replacement), but there is at least one good article here (or a link to clubgp) that goes through the clean up routine.
I have taken one apart though, and will say that you do need to take care. Even though the parts are all relatively large (as compared to a watch?), but are finicky enough that you would want to have steady hands and a good memory for where they all go. Or take pictures as you go.

But the symptom is definitely the same as my switch. It really would rear up when I would use the turn signal switch, and only killed the engine after it had been doing it for a few weeks.
On the other hand, my '03 LS gave no prior warning when it went out and just literally died out of the blue going down the freeway. Oddly enough, when the GS finally gave out I was going down the freeway too. I guess it just "knows" when you're in an awkward spot.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Thanks, thats what I was afraid of.......
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Did this happen before you did your extensive engine work? I would check all my grounds and power feeds before I condemn an ignition switch.




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