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Old 01-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #41
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The bigger fuse is not a good idea and I'm sure you know why. When you said it blew fuses and seemed to coincide with the chimes operation, I thought of the switch problems. Just a SWAG but without the FSM'*, the techs are kinda flying blind on this system. Keep us in the loop.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #42
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The bigger fuse is not a good idea and I'm sure you know why. When you said it blew fuses and seemed to coincide with the chimes operation, I thought of the switch problems. Just a SWAG but without the FSM'*, the techs are kinda flying blind on this system. Keep us in the loop.
Well nothing to report right now.I have been working 12 hour days and havent heard from the garage. So I will stop by tomorrow and see what they have found so far. This car has been a roller coaster lol.. But it willbe figured out soon enough
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Thanks all for the insights. I am learning about this car so its not just a thing to me to get it running.. I can see a lot of difference between this and other Buicks..
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It gets to be a very personal thing Dave, as you seem to be finding out. There is just nothing quite like a Riviera. You are in the club now, get over and join RivieraPerformance for a great place to share and learn about these cars.
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Well the shop couldnt find anything. So they didnt make me pay anything for the 2 weeks they had it. I removed the pump and put the pump back in place.

Now since I removed the pump and put it back in everything is working like it should???? Wellfor the time being anyways. But now the bells and certain lights seem to be working as well as the pump. I have been driving it daily now and all seems to be normal. On the passenger door the lights for the temperature adjustements and the warning chimes are all working now. before when the car was running these items didnt work. When the fuel pump fuse popped these items worked.. Then when the fuse was replaced they stopped working..

But as of right mow everything is working properly. Not sure if its because I removed the pump and maybe moved the wiring harness to the pump a certain way or it made better contact with the pump connector but I think its showing promise?
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im guessing it might have been a bad ground somewhere. my car acts funny when i first turn on my lights because the ground wire is too thin for the hids. when i first turn on my headlights the heater almost shuts off for a second then catches again. and when i had my old stereo with the ipod cable, for some reason when i turned on my lights the stereo thought i just hooked the ipod up and would start playing its music.
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bad grounds dont blow fuses, and hids draw a ton of current to get them going, they are stealing from your other devices to get going
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Here is a update: The mechanic that worked on the car is no longer working there. The wire ( Cranshaft Position Sensor Wire ) that he said was rubbing on the harmonic balancer was not the problem ( Because he didnt fix it as he stated ) 3 days and 10 miles later the car acted up again same problem. The shop that had the car looked where he said he repaired this looked and said there is no way he fixed what was stated. No fix was made to this. So they put it back in the shop and it was there for 2 weeks and they said they cannot figure it out. So they gave me the car back and gave me the check back that I originally gave them for the original repair.

I decided to remove the pump and put a used pump in to see if there is a change. The used pump didnt work.. It hummed at start up and never shut off. I tried starting it and it didnt do anything. So I removed that pump and replaced the original pump and it restarted. Now since I put the original pump in and made sure the wiring harness was on tight everything is running as it should. But now the chimes are working plus the control to the passenger side climate control that is on the door. I have been driving it for over 1 week and so far all is good and havent had a problem so far. I hope its problem solved

What we think the mechanic did was just replace the fuse and said he done something else
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Good to hear Dave. It sounds like the electrical system is happy again so here is hoping to many trouble free miles.
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To Trukindave. was wondering if you ever had any more problems with these fuel pump fuses. I am experiencing same problem with my 97. All the same except I have no other issues.. ie: chimes and such. everything works, but blowing the fuses to pump.
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