Question about 1991 Buick Riviera
Was told to check ignition switch. After removing dash components, and lowering the steering column, I found that someone had cut and spliced the heavy gauge wires ( they also had a smaller gauge wire spliced in). No solder, no fastner of any type. The wires were just wrapped together and taped off. The contenuity of the wires must have been intermittant at times because of the small amount of arcing that was evident. So far so good. If any problem comes up now, I will replace the solenoid next.
Bottom line: faulty wiring. Must have been a real novice that did it. The wires were not so much as twisted together...they were just bent and hooked, like if you would hook your two fingers.Unbelievable!!!
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
I had the same problem.After getting the car towed back to my house, I 'd tried to start it one last time before beginning to troubleshoot and it would start right up. After replacing a couple of things, which didn't help, it finally turned out to be the KEY ! It seems that the chip on the key was starting to go bad.I replaced it and haven't had any problems since.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
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