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My 2003 Buick Regal is completely dead. My son is borrowing it and the moonroof got stuck open with headliner cover jammed into the roof. Now the entire car is locked up. Can't get keys out, no dash lights, no sound. Have pushed the reset button on right of dashboard. Is there a "kill"button somewhere secretly positioned?

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    03 regal  Headlights will not burn.  Fuses appear  to be ok.  What do I look for next?  I had driven nearly 200 miles during daylight hours and parked the car.  An hour later when I started the car  I had no headlights.  Everything else  seems fine including the running lights

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Two issues here
Keys... Check to see that the shift lever is completely home in park position (use some strength and apply counterclockwise force to make sure). Key will not release if it is just close to park seat.
Power.... check battery voltage, Check for loose/corroded battery connections, check all the fuses (big ones and small ones) in fuse box under hood, follow large (and small) battery cables to ends and look for break in wires. Check fuseable links for swelling and burn marks

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My son called a Buick dealer and they told him that it is very common for Buicks to go dead quite suddenly and completely when the battery goes out. He charged the battery and all seems to be well, so far. Still having trouble with the moonroof being stuck, but that's a separate problem apparently. Thank you.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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