Question about 2000 Chevrolet Tracker
It seems more on colder days but on warm days too, the heater fan blower will stay on after removing the key. I have had to turn off the switch to the heater. Other times, the headlights will come on after the key is removed. This eventually runs down the battery. When we jump start the car, before it is fully charged, a relay under the dash near the steering wheel will click for a while. It clicks a lot, when the battery is so dead the car won't start. Any ideas?
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Hi, my name is ricky and im 24 yrs old and from Bronx, N.Y . I bought my 03 impala in 04 and i had the same problem in 2007 in which that clicking noise happens. The headlights flicker, and even the gauges inside the car would flicker at times. It has nothing to do with fuses or a relay, please dont spend money on that b.s. like i did..lol I will try my best to explain what i did so that you can save some money and time. READ EVERYTHING AND USE ADVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
1st of all - I went to a junk yard/auto salvage yard to find a USED part that i needed. Often there are good parts from cars that have been totalled.
2nd- What i asked for was a Body Control Module. This controls most of the electric issues you are having and costed me about 50 dollars compared to a new one that was over $200 and reached up to $500.
3rd- I went head first under the steering column and found where the BCM was located. Poke around to find it cause it is def. there, hidden well. It doesnt take special skill to remove it or find it.
4th-Replace the BCM, but be advised that after you do this, your car might not crank over.My car did crank over because i installed a automatic starter previously so i could have started it with the remote start.
5th- you MUST take the car to a chevy shop so they can Program your car to the body control module this costed me about $250.
All together this information has to help you in someway.
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I hope this helps...im not saying it is a 100 percent guarantee for you, but i had this same problem recently and this was the answer to my problem. By the way, never buy a american car again or a GM product for that matter...Kudos
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
had same problem with wifes 01 cav.....after spending $400 from the dealer for there so called diagnostic....replacing the modulator under the steering column stilll she had no lights....turns out the wiring harness has corroded away somewhenre down the line and cost me $100 for an electrician to reconnnect and secure it with wire insulation and all is well...check for battery acid corrosion supposedly they know of problem but has never been recallled
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
remember that you also have to remove the ring from around the shaft that holds the pressure plate with the spring. once the ring is removed the plate will come off and then you can remove the steering wheel to replace the switch
Posted on May 09, 2009
Try under the dash, attached to colum is a switch that the rod goes into from your ignition key switch, that may need to be adjusted tword your steering wheel just a touch, they go out of alignmnet from time to time
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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