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Electrical, I'm guessing. power window with starting problem

Sometimes my 1996 Pontiac Boneville won't start or will stop running if I mess with the power window switch. Then if I turn the ignition switch on and off a bunch of times the window will start working and the car will start. I'm assuming the ignition switch is malfunctioning. HELP please before I take the steering column apart to try and fix it...or maybe that's exactly what I have to do? If anyone has had this problem and has some tips I would appreciate it. Thanx


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  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    96 bonneville engine will turn over but fuel pump does not come on , power windows dont work, power locks dont work, and power seat will not operate. everything else seems to work electrically.



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That happened in my car. It is known issue with these vehicles. One of two things are wrong. 1. replace the fuel pump. It is on same currant with power seat, windows, etc. Replacing fuel pump fixed my problem. 2. there is a module that sits in the lower A pillar down by the drivers feet. This module (nothing more than a piece of metal incased in plastic) is not covered properly by manufacturer. Since it sits so low, it gets damp and corodes. Another friend had same problem on his car so we pulled that module, cleaned it, resealed properly so moisture does not get and and put back. Car error free since! I hope this helps.

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