Question about 2002 Buick Rendezvous
I don't think that all the lights would burn out all at the exact same time while some seem to work very well. Sometimes other lights will come back on, but shut off after i shut down the car. I suspect a loose plug or something but don't want to take apart the dash not knowing anything.
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I would take a look see at the ground circuits for the none working lights . The incandescent back lighting lamps are then grounded at G200, G301 and G302. You would need factory service info for the location of the grounds .Like this from buick
Right side of the I/P, secured on the underside of the cross car beam, behind the I/P compartment . The I/P compartment is the glove box ,don't know why they just don't say that . You could also check out the power and ground from the componet that's not working ! You can find factory like service info. from alldata
http://www.alldata.com/ . Check out some videos on youtube
Interior Lamps Dimming
The second group includes lamps which may be dimmed. This group may use a combination of vacuum fluorescent (VF) illumination and of incandescent lamps.
• The door switches and the window switches
• The HVAC control head assembly
• The radio
• The instrument panel cluster (IPC)
• The steering wheel controls
• The heated seat switch
• The HUD switch
• The lift glass window release switch and traction control switch
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the vacuum fluorescent (VF) displays (radio and HVAC control assembly), incandescent lamps, turn on at maximum brightness. When the park lamps are on and the ambient light sensor indicates low light conditions, all incandescent back lighting turn on at the dimming level indicated by the IP dimmer switch. At the same time all vacuum fluorescent (VF) displays dim to match the indicated dimming level. The BCM L fuse in the console fuse block, supplies battery positive voltage to the BCM. The I/P courtesy lamps supply voltage circuit of the BCM, supplies battery positive voltage to all the dimmable lamps. When the headlamp switch is placed in the PARK position, the BCM will then dim the interior lamps to the dimming level indicated by the IP dimmer switch. When the driver selects a dimming setting by moving, the IP dimming switch potentiometer, all incandescent back lighting lamps are provided with a specific voltage. The incandescent back lighting lamps are then grounded at G200, G301 and G302. When the IP dimmer switch is moved from MIN to MAX, all vacuum fluorescent (VF) displays, as well as all incandescent back lighting respond from Minimum intensity to maximum brightness in response to the IP dimmer switch.
The driver may select parade mode by manually turning on the park lamps during daylight conditions. The front park lamp circuit supplies voltage to the instrument panel cluster, radio and HVAC assembly for a park lamp on input, and the displays will become full bright.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
look for rear wiper fuse and relay.because both circuits is tie together . look in glove compartment for the manual .it will show where all fuses and relays located.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
the BCM needs to be programmed to operate the computer. a GM techII is now required to calibrate BCM to airbag, stereo, keyless entry, and control pcm data. This is required to make it all work. a gm service should have it done within an hour or less just call and ask them how much it would be to program new BCM. it might cost @$75 to $125 but it is needed, to allow the BCM to work properly.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
Testimonial: "ok...i bought the bcm on line (used)...but the gays in the dealer says i have to buy a new one..because the used cannot be to reflashed...or recoded."
my radio and power options wouldnt work and it said security. My boy friend disconnected the battery cables and quickly rubbed the positive and negative ends together which rebooted the computor. I do not know if its good for it or not but it definately worked my power options are back.
Posted on Jan 20, 2012
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This is all getting to be pretty bad when no one listens!?
All Buick Rendezvous overheat! It's a badly designed system with no upper engine compartment ventilation! It's one thing to save on mileage with a hot engine but another when it's so hot it burns out all gaskets and seals everywhere! Counter productive to say to least! People are spending tons of money on repairs that are not necessary!
I bought a 2002 Rendezvous knowing full well that I could fix the overheating problem! I got a good deal on the SUV and bought it knowing it was an easy repair! The previous owner spent a bundle on new head-gaskets and still the overheating problem did not leave! I purchased it knowing full well what the problem "was" !
I did an inspection on the (engine compartment) The engine sits quite high in there and the heat of the engine has no escape from the compartment. It's closed off and the engine sits in it's own heat getting hotter and hotter destroying gaskets and all other heat related injuries ! The cooling fans direct the incoming air to the bottom and out below the problem!
My inspection shows trails where the heat did escape around the upper rubber seal at two ends over the engine compartment.. Those very small openings were the only means of heat escape, but not nearly enough! The heat there was so intense it started bubbling and blistering the paint on the hood! That was all the information I needed to be confident in the purchase of this 2002 Buick Rendezvous!
After the purchase I cut the rubber seal down away from the hood at least one inch by two feet from center...NOTE! I was also careful not to remove the guard area for rain water. The lower section of the rubber guard takes care of that. For a test to be sure I sprayed water over the windshield and not a drop spilled onto the engine.....
Well it's been two years and not one over-heating problem since...... I have photos on the work done if you like......
Posted on Jul 04, 2012
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