Question about 1995 Buick LeSabre
Won't start when key is turned over but all interior lights and radio work
Change your ignition switch
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
First I would see if you are getting a spark out of your spark plugs. Take out the number one spark plug wire out first. Then take out the number one spark plug. Put it in the spark plug wire. Have some help you with the next step. Turn the key like you are gonna start the car and look at the spark plug to see if it's getting a spark if it's not, your distributor needs to be replaced. If it is I would suspect your stater is out.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Check fuel and spark
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
SOURCE: Still has power to interior
Sounds like a bad ignition switch, usually in the steering column under the plastic, it should be only around $40. try AutoZone if it doesn't hellp they're good about returns
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
weird this one ,but what i normally do when confronted by a mixed up electrics and that is to run a new feed wire and disconnect the original
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
There is a "body control unit" that runs most of the interior stuff. It is up under the dash on the drivers side. For more info www.hmaservice.com ,sign up for free on the home page look for a tab labeled : shop. click on that. enter the year make and model, and start researching. this is the same info the dealer techs have access to. It has helped me greatly.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
SOURCE: My 2001 Eurovan did not
There is no main fuse that turns everything off from battery.
First check if dome light is turning on. Eventually remove the aux. battery. If dome light is turning on, then start testing from ignition. Test ignition switch, wiring in steering column
The part that connects power to all the rest is the ignition switch.The power goes from battery to fuse plate.From fuse plate to ignition and ignition control module. From ignition to dash and internal light (those not powered from secondary home battery) and from ignition control module to coils and engine.
The first thing to test is the battery. Jumpstarting is not a good test. If battery does not charge at all, it may be shorted. Try charging battery at home (charger will tell you if battery is charging) or put a different battery in place of the one that you have. Double check the wires connected to battery. If the battery has charge you can read volts, but a better test is done using a multimeter to read Ohms and see if there is continuity (zero Ohms) between battery and contact on the other extreme of battery wire.
If battery is OK, check if there is power at the fuse plate. Power and ground contacts are located at the sides of the fuse plate. If there is power go for the ignition switch. Test switch, then check for shorts or broken contacts in steering column.
Things are slightly different if some of the electrical is working and car is for example not cranking or dash does not turn on. If there is no power whatsoever, then it is either battery, wiring, or ignition switch.
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
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