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Kia carnival won't start

This is a follow-up of my question. I really appreciate your answer, the park position indication in dash board is okey so do with other positions but its not starting. i believed your answer but please can you give electrical drawing so i can trace the problemand where to find the inhibitor switch.

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Check your battery voltage cables wires and starter . starter solenoid could be bad or starter.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

  • Jonah Oneal Mar 23, 2009

    if battery starter and cables good . you might be having problem with security system .try another key and try it see if it crank.

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20% of the time I cant get key to lock into the lock position, dash lights go out,BUT ignition circuit is left on,its like trying to remove key,w car Not in park.Could it be the neutral safety switch?


No , it's not the park neutral switch , The park neutarl switch won't allow the vehicle to start if not in park or neutal , has nothing to do with turning off the vehicle . Problem with the shift lock contro system probably !
Park Lock Control System (Regal)
The park lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the ignition is OFF. The system consists of the following components:
• The automatic transmission park lock solenoid
• The brake to shift relay
• The body control module (BCM)
• The powertrain control module (PCM)
With the ignition in the OFF position the park lock control solenoid is de-energized. This mechanically locks the shift lever in the PARK position. With the ignition in the ON position, battery voltage is supply to the park lock control solenoid. The control circuit of the park lock solenoid is provided a ground through the brake to shift relay when energized. The body control module (BCM) supplies a ground for the brake to shift relay when the body control module (BCM) receives a class 2 message from the powertrain control module (PCM) indicating the transmission is in the PARK position. This closes the normally open contacts of the brake to shift relay and grounds the park lock control solenoid. This energizes the park lock control solenoid releasing the mechanical park lock.

Sorry , but your best bet would be to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop .

Nov 15, 2016 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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2000 Buick LeSabre - trunk lights, back up lights dont work


Backup Lamp Circuit Description
Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied at all times to the REVERSE relay coil through the rear fuse block. Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied at all times from the rear fuse block NSBU Fuse to the REVERSE relay switch. The powertrain control module (PCM) sends a class 2 message to the rear integration module (RIM) indicating that the gear selector lever is in the REVERSE position. The dash integration module (DIM) sends a class 2 message through power moding that the ignition switch is in the ON position. When these conditions occur, the RIM grounds the REVERSE relay coil. The coil is energized, closing the switch contacts. This supplies battery positive voltage (B+) to the backup lamps. The backup lamps are both permanently grounded, so both backup lamps have power and ground, and then light.

Do you know about class 2 serial data communications between control modules ? Do you know there is a fuse box under the rear seat ?

This is information taken from a Buick service repair manual !

Park Lamps
The dash integration module (DIM) supplies battery positive voltage (B+) to the PRK LP relay coil. When the headlamps or park lamps need to be on or when the ignition switch is in the ON position. Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied at all times to the PRK LP relay switch. When the park lamps are to be active, the DIM grounds the PRK LP relay coil. The coil is energized, closing the switch contacts. Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied to the rear fuse block RH PARK LP Fuse, LH PARK LP Fuse, and DIMR Fuse. The LH PARK LP Fuse supplies battery positive voltage (B+) to the LH park lamps. The LH PARK LP Fuse supplies battery positive voltage (B+) to the LH park lamps. The LH and RH park lamps are permanently grounded, so all park lamps have power and ground, and then light. The DIMR Fuse supplies battery positive voltage (B+) to the DIM park lamp input for interior lamps dimming, the license lamps, the underhood lamp, and the cornering lamps. The license lamps are permanently grounded, so both license lamps have power and ground, and then light.

The body control system consists of 3 modules:
• The dash integration module (DIM)
• The instrument panel module (IPM)
• The rear integration module (RIM)
Dash Integration Module (DIM)
Battery voltage is provided from the rear fuse block to the DIM. The module ground is wired to ground. Battery positive sense voltage is provided from the rear fuse block to the DIM. This battery input is referenced to the ground sense input at DIM which is wired to the battery negative terminal and to ground. These sense inputs are physically connected to the battery positive and negative terminals for accurate battery voltage readings. The DIM is wired to the class 2 serial data line. The various DIM input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas as indicated on the DIM electrical schematics.
Instrument Panel Module (IPM)
Battery voltage is provided from the underhood fuse block to the IPM. Ignition voltage is provided from the rear fuse block to the IPM. The voltage inputs are referenced to the module ground. The IPM is wired to the class 2 serial data line. The various IPM input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas as indicated on the IPM electrical schematics.
Rear Integration Module (RIM)
Battery voltage is provided from the rear fuse block to the RIM. Ignition voltage is provided from the rear fuse block to the RIM. These voltage inputs are referenced to module ground. The RIM is wired to the class 2 serial data line. The various RIM input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas as indicated on the RIM electrical schematics.
Rear Integration Module (RIM)
The RIM functions include the following functions:
• Heated seat controls
• Rear defogger control
• Park relay controls
• Various controls for the interior lamps
• Reverse control for the backup lamps
• Rear compartment lid release controls
• Retained Accessory Power (RAP) control
• Ajar switch and tamper switch inputs from the rear compartment lid
• Vehicle leveling
Your best bet would be to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop ! No offence but this is complex an a factory or professional grade scan tool is needed , could have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored .
Body Control System Description
The body control system consists of the following 3 modules:
• The dash integration module (DIM), located behind the instrument panel, under the right dash sound insulator.
• The instrument panel module (IPM), located behind the instrument panel, under the left dash sound insulator.
• The rear integration module (RIM), located behind the rear seat back cushion (upper, left).

Jul 30, 2016 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

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The car is a C class diesel automatic which will not start, despite charging the battery and refitting it. the dash lights are intermittent and electronic key will not move past position 2


You basically answered your own question. your problem would be the ignition switch.. If you have push button start, this would be different. It would have to go on a scanner to find the problem. Or at least where to start looking.

Jun 11, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Shifter is locked in park on a 2002 bravada that sayes on dash its in reverse


PRND321 Display
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the selected gear position as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC - instrument panel cluster receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the gear position. The PRND321 display blanks if:
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The ECM detects a malfunction in the transmission range switch circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM. The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch

With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Voltage flows through the normally closed contacts of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid causing the transmission shift lever to be physically locked in the PARK position. When the brake pedal is pressed the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, de-energizing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. This allows the shift lever to be move out of the PARK position.
The transmission range (TR) switch is part of the park/neutral position (PNP) and backup lamp switch assembly, which is externally mounted on the transmission manual shaft. The TR switch contains four internal switches that indicate the transmission gear range selector lever position. The PCM supplies ignition voltage to each switch circuit. As the gear range selector lever is moved, the state of each switch may change, causing the circuit to open or close. An open circuit or switch indicates a high voltage signal. A closed circuit or switch indicates a low voltage signal. The PCM detects the selected gear range by deciphering the combination of the voltage signals. The PCM compares the actual voltage combination of the switch signals to a TR switch combination chart stored in memory.
You need a Tech2 scan tool to diagnose this problem ! possible range sensor !

Sep 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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My 2004 buick rainer is stuck in park but dash board says its in drive how can i fix this


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch
Can you or can you not take it out of park ?
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed
yes or no ?
PRND321 Display
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the selected gear position as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the gear position. The PRND321 display blanks if:
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The ECM detects a malfunction in the transmission range switch circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM.


You have a transmission range sensor or PCM problem , Need a professional grade scan tool to diagnose the problem , well that would be the easiest way to test .You should have all modules test for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! That would point you in the right direction ! I would suggest you google class 2 serial data communication network !

Aug 17, 2015 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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I had the Neutral Safety switch replaced, and now the Park/Neutral position indicator on the dash is not working right, when I went from reverse to park, the indicator showed still in reverse.


check and adjust the position of the new switch . It may require a friend to tell you when the switch is in the correct position in relation to the indicator.

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Gear position indicator modulator


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Jan 05, 2014 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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It parks in rev drives in neutral and and so on


So your problem is that the shifter indicator is not correctly aligned? If so look under the dash at the bottom side of the steering wheel, set parking brake, move the gear selector handle and look for the moving part under the dash, this is the indicator cable, it has an adjustment on the mount usually a thumbwheel, the indicator is spring loaded to stay in the park position, use the thumbwheel and adjust the indicator back to P while handle is in park position, then test to see if it is working properly, if you are unable to adjust to proper position the spring unit may be damaged, and it is replaceable by removing the dash, then removing the indicator unit, I would just get one from a wrecking yard from a wrecked Expedition and adjust to your vehicle. Hope this helps, let me know.

Dec 09, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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