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Headlights, taillights, radio, power door locks and dome light do not work.

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  • tpribs1 May 06, 2010

    I have done all of the fuse and bulb checks. If it was a short this severe it would show up in battery drain or blown fuses. I know that normally these would be on different circuits (door locks, radio, lights) but thought this vehicle might use a light module like BMW or a few other makes. I have been a mechanic for 35 years and got a call from a friend today about the problem and went and did those easy checks but came up with no immediate answer for him so I decided to research it. I also thought the headlight switch worked on a circuit breaker incorporated in the switch instead of a fuse in the box.

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I take it the car runs OK? Have you or someone worked on the car recently? Look for loose connection or broken wire leading to you main fuse terminal box. Are all fuses OK? Check for power source to each of the items that don't work. Trace back to power source, pick the easiest one of course like a head light. Sounds like they all meet somewhere.

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  • tpribs1 May 14, 2010

    I brought up the headlight circuit breaker and your answer is that you have heard that.. and to replace it to see if that will work? I was a certified mechanic for 35 yrs. and if I walked into a shop and got the answers you gave me I would ask for my money back and leave. I was researching this problem for a friend who has these problems because I am going to fix it and have known many times in the past.. certain vehicles have specific problems common to that particular car and I certainly am not familiar with all of them. Finding out if this might be a common problem with the Cutlass... it would have saved me a lot of time... but the answers I got made it seem almost like you didn't read the questions because I explained that I had already done and in your responses you ask questions about what I had checked already... for example fuses being good. I was very descriptive about my troubleshooting .. so it should not have been difficult to quickly eliminate those things. I appreciate your time but I want my money credited back to my account now please. I should have just stuck with my own yrs. of experience.

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First thing to do is pull the fuses located underneath the drivers side steering wheel. Flip the plastic cover over to view the fuse box diagram and it will tell you what each fuse controls, locate the headlight, taillight, radio, and power door lock fuses. You will need to pull four different fuses and see if they are burned out. Replace them with the same number fuse and check to see if your headlights, taillights, radio, power door locks, and dome light work. If they still don't work, you will need to check and change the bulbs on your lights. Remove the plastic dome light cover with a flat head screwdriver and then pull the bulb and inspect it to see if it is blown out or blackened. Replace with a new bulb. Next thing to check is the taillight bulbs, open your trunk up and on the backside of the taillights are twist off bulbs, twist each one off and look for a blown out bulb. If one bulb is out it would make all of the lights to stop working. Next look at the headlights and pull the bulbs out and look for burned or blown out filaments. Replace if necessary. Make sure your battery is fully charged. If everything checks out and all fuses and bulbs are good then start to look for a short somewhere in the wiring harness, a short would knock out some of your electrical system

Posted on May 06, 2010

  • Anonymous May 08, 2010

    I have heard that too, replace the headlight switch and give it a try.

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