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Dash lights come on, stall, starts again fine.

Hi, '94 Buick Regal GS w/ 150K. Was running fine, but all of a sudden brakes feel wierd, all lights come on dash including TRAC light. Lights go off in a block, come back on in a block, finally a few blocks later just stalls in my driveway...but starts back up perfectly! I really don't want to burn a day at the dealer and drop a ton if this is something my husband can figure out himself. Our local mechanic is not good at diagnostics, but does good work cheap. So we need to give him guidance. Thanks if you have ideas!

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  • Medora May 22, 2009

    Hi jmgldsmith,

    Thanks so much for your quick reply.

    Does it make any difference--I completely mixed up the year of the car; it's a 2003 Buick Regal GS (1994 was the year I met my husband, LOL, must have had that year on my mind!)

    I appreciate your help very much,


  • Medora May 23, 2009

    Hi Again,

    You asked for more symptons and here they are:

    This morning, a rough start. When turning key to Accessory position, dash lights flash on and off, on and off. . . Meanwhile cranks a few times before starting.

    Later, after driving fine for awhile, stalls like last time with all dash lights coming on, off, on... Apparently when blinker is engaged, able to start car again!

    Does this give you a better idea??

  • Medora May 24, 2009

    Thank you jmgldsmith. That does make sense, as today it wouldn't start at all, just flashing dash lights and cranking w/ no turnover.

    Will tow to dealer next week.

    Very much appreciate you guidance!

  • DEBBY55 May 24, 2009

    I had the same problem with my 98 buick regal. It was wire that went to the turn signal switch to the steering column. I ordered the whole turn signal mechanism but it was only a wire.

  • Medora May 28, 2009

    Hi jmgldsmth,

    Just wanted to let you know you WERE RIGHT! Dealer changing the ignition switch!

    Thanks so much for your help--how do I give you a "2 thumbs up" rating??


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    Jim Goldsmith May 11, 2010

    yes check the ignition switch wiring

  • Jim Goldsmith
    Jim Goldsmith May 11, 2010

    No it does not; this problem is endemic with Dodge Intrepid's also.

    let me know if you see any more symptoms as I am really troubleshooting in the dark

  • Jim Goldsmith
    Jim Goldsmith May 11, 2010

    Have the mechanic check the plugs that go into the engine firewall these feed the fusebox and, they may be loose or have burned contact pins



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