Question about 1994 Buick Park Avenue

1 Answer

We understand that your problem is: bought 94 pa about 1 or 2 days later power locks quit working first thought was low bat in keyless-- but realized all other remote functions worked illumination, alarm, trunk pop,also when attempting to lock heard a clicking (traced it to relay under driver seat) found another relay at Jyard, switched them but no change, also realized the gas lid power open no longer worked. all fuses under dash appear good as well as big fuses under hood and could not find any fuses under dash even related to p/ls...i now noticed pow/loc switch on driver door is lit, but the pass was not i removed pass door panel to quick view but did not notice any obvious probs (broke wire etc) so grabbeb my elec meter checked P/L wire clip to find it recieving power, so i took the drivers side switch off to swap to pass side to see what happened and the drivers side switch did not light when plugged in pass side so i disconnected grabbed meter to find no power to clip anymore checked fuses no blown said F this for now as it started to rain..... On my next trip to car realized illumination when open ing doors and such not working also radio turns off when ignition switched off and cant role windows up with key off also power trunk no longer working,..... Basically lost all constant power abilitiesAAAAARRRRGGGGHHH ready for help please.

Posted by on

  • Jason Oct 16, 2010

    Thanks for the idea , but this was not the problem. Me and a friend of mine started tearing the car apart following the wires and found the third and main fuse box, wich is on the passenger side under the glove box. The blown fuses were here and we traced the cause to a short at the trunk close assist. I have all the original paper work and manual tthat came with the car, and i love how there was no mention of this any where ...Oh well they gotta try their best to get you to bring it into the shop..... Thanks anyways!



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Buick Master
  • 6,826 Answers

I would check around the starter for a fusible link that stretches with about 5 lbs. of pull, when blown. They can be identified by seeing a small foam rubber round piece on the apparently color coded wires coming off of the starter. This may explain why the accessories are not working correctly and the regular fuses are not blown.

Good luck on this repair.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Oct 16, 2010

    I thought the post said that all fuses were ok. Well, I guess I didn't think about the other fuse box. Good detective work to find the short in the trunk that made the third and main fuse box under the glove box on the passenger side.

    Hey, that's the way my 1990 Cadillac Deville is... there are fuses under there as well as the passenger side.

    I didn't think to tell you about that because I thought my Cadillac was unique in that way compared to other GM products.

    I will make a mental note of your repair scenario.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


my '94 bird did the same exact thing, but a few days ago the wire to my under hood light started shorting out and smoking so I grabbed it and broke the connection apart. then I noticed that the interior lights were on, while the door was closed and the switch was off I disconnected the battery at times I was not using the car I got tired of connecting and disconnecting the battery all the time so I disconnected the beeper, unplugged all the interior lights that would not go off, and now I use it day for day but I noticed where the door lock lights on the outside were also on at all times but I concluded that the wattage is so low in those lights that they can be on for a time before the battery will drain down to low for starting but now the wipers quit working also.............I thought it was a nice auto but I may have to put that bird to a rest..............

Oct 04, 2010 | 1994 Ford Thunderbird

1 Answer

I have a 2003 honda accord ex 4 door auto 4 cylinder. my problem is that the bat. on the remote control went dead now after i replaced the bat. with a new one it does not work? the light on the remote...

ok bare with me read carefully you need to program the new transmitter to your car.
1 turn igntion switch on (ii)second position
2 within 1 to 4 secs press the transmitter lock or unlock button with amied at the keyless receiver in the power master switch
3 repeat steps 1 and 2 3 times
7 confirm you hear the sound of door lock actuators working then press press lock or unlock button again or code won't be stored
8 within 10secs if you have other transmitters press unlock of each one
each time the doors locks and unlocks with operate 9 turn off ignition then there you go try them out

Jul 13, 2010 | 2003 Honda Accord

7 Answers

What does RFA 1 battery low mean?

The battery in your keyless remote #1 for the vehicle is low and needs replacing.

May 24, 2010 | 2003 GMC Yukon

1 Answer

Don't understand buttons on keyless entry remote fob.

If it is a factory remote it is either for the trunk release or the "panic" feature. Are the buttons not labeled?

Aug 13, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

2003 Sebring - no power - won't start

sound like dead battery charge it up

Jul 05, 2009 | 2002 Chrysler Sebring

1 Answer

Keyless FOB not opening locks

You may have to car to Chevy Dealership to reprogram keyless entry.

Apr 27, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

Keyless remote only works part of the time.

I had the same problem only a few months after I bought the car new in 2003. Dealer fixed it. Then 6 months later same deal. Finally I went to a 3rd party and ordered new different brand remotes and figured out the programming which was quite simple. A serirs of procedures with the door and the key which programmed the devices. 5 years later no problems. Of course before you do anything try replacing the battery in the remote.

Mar 09, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki Aerio

1 Answer

My keyless entry stopped working.

disassemble the FOB and clean board with electric degreaser like ZEP I.D. red. Make sure the rubber pads are directly over the contacts before re-assemble.

Dec 23, 2008 | 2005 Nissan Sentra

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Buick Park Avenue Logo

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8499 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides