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Oldsmobile intrigue electrical problems

Ok, I have a 1999 oldsmobile intrigue, and here is the problem I am having with it. When I put the key in the switch, all is well but when I go to turn it on it will not turn over or even attempt to, at the same time i try to turn it on all the lights and accessories flicker off and on for a few seconds then stay off and the headlights slowly come on, but will still will not turn over. Then when I pull the key out all of the gauges would bounce back and forth. now the needle on the fuel gauge is stuck behind the upper peg.

I appreciate your time and help in the matter.

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  • Philip M. Alexander May 11, 2010

    Hello there,

    I'm sorry your having trouble with your call but let me help a little. You have a GM product wich has side post trminals on the battery. You may need to remove the cables by using a 5/16 wrench using the box end. Disconnect the negative (-) side first to prevent any arcing. Next disconnect the positive (+). Clean the terminals and battery connections with baking soda and water. Rinse well and wash your hands afterwards. If you have a DVOM (Voltage Meter) check the voltage of the battery too while disconnected. If it falls below 11.5 volts you may need to recharge and get to a parts store. Ask the parts store to do a free load test on your battery. It should fall between 625cca and 700cca and not fall below 575cca at any time. Your car was equiped with a V6 from my recolections. You have full power accsessories so you need alot of reserve pwer.

    I wish you the best,



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Sounds like you have a very weak or dead battery.

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