Question about Pontiac Vibe

2 Answers

My vibe 2004 doesn`t start sometimes since I start using fm transmitter powered by cigarette lighter outlet. When I start,i hear a little click but starter doesn`t come on. After waiting for 20 to 30mn or after several tries it starts as normal. My question is to know if it is related to the use of cigarette lighter or starter, relay or any power supply switch or wire.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 328 Answers

Sir all car`s electrics are connected in parallel configuration what dos it means ?
parallel wiring is a must to keep the 12 voltage at any outlet on car but it carries a disadvantage of the electric current Ampere (not the volts) will be divided to the equipment so if the starter needs lets say 5 amps to run and your FM connector and radio open needs 2 amps but the availiable from car`s battery are 6 amps so its not enough until the engine is on and it will run the alternator(dynamo) will produce enough amps (power)

Posted on May 25, 2011

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Pontiac Master
  • 4,977 Answers

It could be the the starter solenoid or starter itself that is the problem.you said it started when you started using your fm transmitter have you tried not using it to see if it starts working correctly for a few days.if it works normally then this is the problem.try another outlet if you have one to see if the problem starts again.

Posted on May 25, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
the service is completely free 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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is there an adapter that can be used on a car cigarette lighter for plugging in appliances?


Your best bet is to check on eBay for an adapter - the Asians make all sorts of stuff for cars now & i'm sure there is an adapter out there suited for your purposes. P.S. It may sound silly but are you sure you are using the actual cigarette lighter socket & Not a power outlet socket that many cars are now fitted with as standard?, my phone charger fits the cigarette socket but not the power outlet?, you never know?

Sep 13, 2012 | 2004 Kia Rio

2 Answers

One of to cigarette lighters doesn't work on 2004 avalanche


each outlet has its own fuse they are in the fuse box under the hood

Jun 23, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

1 Answer

Power outlet not working


thanks it was my rear fuse box!!

Feb 03, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

2004 Pontiac Vibe 12V electrical outlet (cigarette lighter) doesn't work. How do I remove the socket to replace it?


You can look inside the socket and see two grooves in it. You need to remove the fuse, and then reach inside with two small flat head screw drivers at the same time and push the tabs out while pulling on the socket. This is not easy to do, and I would suggest taking to a dealer for removal due to they have a special tool that clicks into place and pulls it out easily.

Jan 17, 2010 | 2004 Pontiac Vibe

1 Answer

Power outlets don"t work


Be sure what you are plugging into the outlet has the same polarity as the outlet itself. Some of todays accessories being foreign made have a reverse polarity versus american made cars.

Jan 09, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

340 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...