Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

2 Answers

NO START THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LIGHTS DO NOT LIGHT UP AT TIMES THE DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS DO NOT TURN ON AND THE ABS NOT WORKING(THE REASON I KNOW IS THAT THE ABS MAKES NOISE WHEN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TURNS ON).. THE VEHICLE WILL NOT START AT TIMES WITH OUT THE LIGHTS ON BUT AT TIMES ID DOES. I KNOWN IT DOES NOT MAKE SENCE BUT IT HAPPENS. DOES THIS CAR HAVE A BODY CONTROL MODULE? I LOOKED FOR IT BUT COULD NOT FIND IT. I HAVE CHANGED THE IGNITION SWITCH, BUT NO LUCK. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    insterments panel lights don't come on won't start when insterment panel lights come on it will start

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This problem can be three things. The ignition switch is a good place to start but its under a recall and you should not spend any money on this repair. The passlock system next to ignition switch should probably be changed at the same time and is also under a recall. The instrument cluster is the most probable in your case. The reason i say that is because the key is the headlights not turning on you may also have some lights on the instrument cluster flickering on and off at weird times.The speedometer or other gauges are probably not working all the time. if you are handy you can remove the cluster and send it out for repair. The tech who repairs this might even tell you that the instrument cluster has nothing to do with non start issue but it does. the passlock anti theft reads the ignition key when you insert it into ignition cylinder. Once you turn the key the ignition sends a signal through the instrument cluster to the pcm. the pcm will allow the car to start if the correct signal is recieved. If the pcm recieves no signal it allows the car to start for a second and then kills the car.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Testimonial: "i changed the instrument cluster and yes this was the issue.. its great... thanks.."

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Oldsmobile Master
  • 61,272 Answers

Yes it has a BCM, have it tested for trouble codes.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

All my gauges just quit working. car still runs fine. they done this 2 or 3 times but would always start again. this time have not come back on. turn signals and dash lights work just no gauges.


At the moment, your instrument cluster maybe faulty? Due the basic tests, try to be sure. Check for applicable trouble codes relating to instrument cluster--pcm--communication codes. Some of the national brand auto stores in this country may check codes for free, if there are any.
Check voltage and ground circuits for the instrument cluster. The sending units for gages are wired to pcm then the pcm sends serial data to instrument cluster telling instrument cluster what to do with gages. If you want to check gage sending units, that's ok.

If you have a scanner that can communicate with instrument cluster, you can get instrument cluster to do a self-test. The self-test, the instrument cluster will turn warning lamps on and off, sweep gages w/o outside data input. The instrument is considered good, if it passes that test, if not, the instrument cluster is considered faulty.

Apr 28, 2016 | 2002 Pontiac Bonneville

5 Answers

Nothing on the instrument panle is working, tackometer ,mph, gas gage,anr the only lights that are on are the brake and abs


The problem is probably a fuse.
You can find the fuses under the dash to the left of the driver. Some fuses are also in near the engine.
Hope this helps.

Feb 08, 2015 | 2006 Honda Accord

2 Answers

Faulty Reading? Brake Fluid Level, ABS and tracking system warning light


If your hub (wheel bearing) is starting to go bad, the sensor can fault as well for the ABS (stabilitrack, etc) as it is all inside the hub assembly. Whatever the issue, once it is resolved, the light will go out. A scan should tell you which wheel is throwing you the code.
The instrument cluster can be taken out pretty easily (2 trim screws and 4 on cluster itself I think) and the bulbs are easy to put out and replace. My cluster was replaced under warranty for 1 burnt out bulb and got a reman that crapped out after a year now out of warranty.

Mar 04, 2014 | 2006 Chevrolet Uplander

1 Answer

2007 Dodge Ram 2500, Took it in to the Dodge Dealership for a diagnostic this is what it said Engine light is on and the abs and brake lights. Also the Speed odometer is not working. Diagnose only...


Check all the "spare" fuses in the fusebox. replace any that are empty with the proper grade fuse. If it pushes in like it's connecting, that may very well be your problem. If it just slides in and out, the slot is unused, and therefore, "spare".

Jan 12, 2011 | 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie

1 Answer

My dashboard doesnt work. Everything is on zero. The car runs fine and starts fine but I have no idea how fast Im going or how much gas I have left. The service engine soon light is on and the ABS light....


Don't know how handy you may be but would seriously consider removing instrument cluster, and checking solder on circuit board. Just did mine, wasn't hard, maybe a couple of hours work. Nice small, pointed solder gun will be needed as well. They have had many weird problems with gauges, starting, running etc, all narrowed down to that printed circuit board, where the solder on the contact pins become corroded or cracked and cause some pretty weird stuff. At the very least, try removing dash enough to remove 4 screws holding cluster in, and pulling off connectors and putting them back on a couple of times, just in case it's just a dirty connection. If you decide you want to try it, and need more specific instructions, let me know, or even google , Dodge or Plymouth instrument cluster soldering, as there is some pictures and videos out there on the subject. Good Luck, and let me know how you make out.

Oct 30, 2010 | 1998 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

Fuel Pump Fuse Number for a 1998 audi a4 2.8 quattro


Fuses: Fuse arrangement in fuse panel, behind instrument cluster, left
Fuse Arrangement In Fuse Panel 62624464

1 - Heated washer jets 5A 2 - Turn signals 10A 3 - Headlight washer (relay), illumination for glove
compartment, climate control, Automatic Transmission, instrument cluster 5A 4 - License plate light 5A 5 - Instrument cluster, seat heating, test connection
for cruise control, bulb monitor for auto-check display, Automatic Transmission display, switch
lighting, mirror switches and actuators, airbag
warning light, outside temperature indicator,
climate control 10A 6 - Central locking system 5A 7 - Anti-lock brake system (ABS) 10A 8 - Vacant 9 - Mirror heating 10A 10 - Vacant 11 - Cruise control (Automatic Transmission) 5A 12 - On board diagnostic system 10A 13 - Brake lights 10A 14 - Interior lights, reading lights, anti-theft alarm system, vanity mirror 10A 15 - Instrument cluster, power windows, climate control, automatic transmission 10A 16 - Anti-lock brake system (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) 5A 17 - Heated door locks 10A 18 - High-beam, right 10A 19 - High-beam, left 10A 20 - Low-beam, right 15A 21 - Low-beam, left 15A 22 - Side marker and tail light, right 5A 23 - Side marker and tail light, left 5A 24 - Wiper and washer system 25A 25 - Blower for heating, climate control 30A 26 - Rear window defogger, mirror heating 30A 27 - Rear window wiper 15A 28 - Fuel Pump 15A 29 - Engine timing 30A 30 - Sun roof 20A 31 - Tail lights, cruise control, automatic transmission 15A 32 - Engine timing 20A 33 - Cigarette lighter 15A 34 - Engine timing 15A 35 - Trailer recptacle 30A 36 - Fog lights 15A 37 - Radio 20A 38 - Luggage compartment light, central locking system 15A 39 - Emergency flasher system 15A 40 - Horn 25A 41 - Anti-lock brake system (ABS) 25A 42 - Vacant 43 - Vacant

Apr 05, 2010 | 1998 Audi A4

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Chev Trailblazer and the instrument cluster the back lights work but the instruments don't, the fuses are good, sometimes after driving it for 15 or 20 minutes and shutting it off and...


This is very common, in fact GM issued an extended warranty on the gage clusters from 2003-2005. Unfortunately the extended warranty has expired. The cluster either needs to be replaced or rebuilt. I know there are several companies that specialize in rebuilding them, but it takes 3-5 days and the vehicle is not drivable during that time and the repair is not cheap. I just checked and there is one on e-bay for $90 that may work for you. Here is the link, good luck! http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=trailblazer+gauge+cluster+&_cqr=true&_nkwusc=trailblazer+gage+cluster&_rdc=1

Jan 27, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

4 Answers

Instrument panel went dead


Checked Every fuse in the fuse box (no small task).This includes #4 - Power point Instrument Panel, #14 - Day time running lamps (auto lamps doesn't work nor does auto lock), #27 - ignition switch run feed, #35 - Instrument Cluster, #41 - Instrument Cluster, #42 - Delayed Accessory, #45 - Ignition switch run/start feed, #102 - Door locks body security module, #103 - Ignition switch, #110 - Ignition switch, & #116 - Ignition switch. But I also check all other ones as well, they all register OK. AC panel & radio work. Turn signals work. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. So, basically, everything works except auto head-lights, auto locks, and the dash cluster (no MPH, RPM, mileage display, Fuel, Temp, Tran Temp, and Oil Pressure).

Aug 19, 2009 | 2003 Ford Excursion

2 Answers

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Whenever the ABS warning light comes on, there seems to be some sort of short that causes the rest of the instrument panel to die. No illumination, no gages working. When the ABS...


I had the same problem. Abs light would come on and I would lose all dash instruments. Hit a bump on the road and abs light would go off and dash would come back on. What I did to fix problem, lol I slaped the dash just to the right of instrument panel and it all came back to life. There seems to be a short there, and I slaped it back 3 times in a week and now for the last month it has stayed on.

Jul 31, 2008 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Logo

436 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...