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# Automobile problem

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#### tml1220

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I have a problem with my car. It is intermittent. The problem: Sometimes when I turn the ignition switch on the headlights, tailights and brakelights won't work, the power locks won't work, and the radio looses all of its pre-programmed stations and the clock is reset to 12:00. When i get into it (before turning the ignition switch) I can tell everything is going to work or not by testing the power locks. Everything else runs fine on the car.

The battery and alternator tested out ok. I checked all of the fuses in the fuse box and they are ok.

Does anyone know where I can get a wiring diagram for a 1995 Buick Century V-6. I have already went to autozone.com and downloaded their wiring diagrams BUT they don't show the power locks, the headlights, or the brake/tail lights. Or if anyone has any suggestions.

Thanks,

Tim

#### crust

##### Member
You might want to take a look at the battery cables and perhaps get one of those "scraper" tools that cleans up the battery contacts and clamps.

#### stevez

##### Active Member
Helm makes makes shop manuals for vehicles like my Beretta so I'd presume that they make one for your vehicle. They are expensive - could be as much as $100 but they are the kind the professionals use. I was pleasantly suprised with the Popular Mechanics manual on CD ROM. I was in a bind and wiring diagrams were too generic in other manuals and couldn't wait several weeks for manual described above. I purchased the CD -$20 or so as I recall. Had to call 800 number for product authorization key. The diagrams and explanations were great. Navigation is a little tricky but once mastered there's a lot there. You have to print your own hardcopy however the nice part is you print a sent then go to work with colored pencils. Probably the best \$20 I spent on a manual.

#### Phasor

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Definitely sounds like a bad connection, the bane of automotive electrical problems. Like crust said, check battery posts, cables, earth straps, fuses etc.

#### Promocom

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Had a similar problem with a 1991 chevrolet... though I can't recall if I lost the radio presets. But my problem was the ignition switch itself. Check to see if yours feels loose with a lot of play and if it pushes in. Mine fixed itself somehow after a few times.

#### lavenatti

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If you have a fusible link coming off the battery check its continuity while wiggleing it. They can fry enough to get brittle and intermittent without bubbling and distorting the insulation over them.

#### Agent 009

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You said sometimes. Is it really sometimes? Or always, when you turn on the ignition, you get this?

#### rookie

##### New Member
also try to check the ingnition switch it self..

#### tml1220

##### New Member
Found it

Thanks to all have replied! I found the problem. It was a bad fusible link. Fixed it and it fixed the problems.

Thanks again!

T

#### jpawlowski

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NEEDED! BCM wiring and internal schematic?

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