Question about 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT
I have replaced the harness from the fuse block and the switch on the steering column. I have brights on the rt and only a dim light on the left when I switch to bright. I have power on the orange wire on the rt side and nothing on the left when i plug the bulb in on the rt I then have power on the blue and pink wires on the left. I have also replaced the relays in the fuse block and still nothing. thoughts? John
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Automobile electrical problem
I hate to say it but GM "W" bodies of that time period ( Regal, Cutlass Supreme, Lumina, and Grand Prix) are notorious for turn signal problems. I'm a machanic and also have owned 3 W body vehicles. The pivot bushing in the switch wears prematurely and in turn causes the copper contacts to barely touch each other. If the contacts are dirty, there is resistance. Where there is resistance, there is heat, hence the smoke. It's just a poor design. What I do instead of replacing the switch requires some time and some surgical skill but it always works for me. At the pivot end of the switch, I remove the screw and remove the metal tube insert. I wrap the metal with electrical tape to take up the slack from the wear then grease the heck out of it. At the contact end I attach a piece of sheet metal to the bottom of the movable part of the switch so it sits underneath the non-moveable part making it so the moveable part can't lift up and lose contact. That's just a vague description but if you want a detailed one let me know and I'll write one. I did it to my '89 Regal 4 yrs. ago and to my wife's Grand Prix 1 yr. ago and they both still work great. Just a design flaw in the switch. Sometimes you have to pick up wher the car companies left off! beest921
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
you need to replace the melted housing ... you can pick them up from local junkyard for pennie on the dollar. if this is helpful please rate
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Have you considered going back to the place that replaced your motor. They surely are responsible for not making things worse. You just asked for a different motor and not all the electrical issues. Don't throw parts at it.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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