no power to fuel pump, power windows & power seat - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Closed Thread
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-16-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
options13 is on a distinguished road
Default no power to fuel pump, power windows & power seat

:( 1999 Bonnie SE ... Went to start the car and had no fuel pump, power windows, or seat. Car fixed itself shortly after being towed to the dealer, who said that I might need to buy a new fuel pump if it happened again. Happened again while still on the road & tire kingdom replaced the fuel pump, but still didn't start, so I dollied it 230 miles home. When the car (or fuel pump) dies, so do the windows & power seat. Anyone have a similar experience that can potentially help me? Thanks!
options13 is offline  
Old 09-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Nothing common for power that I can think of. Probably a common ground. You're going to need someone with a 97-99 FSM.
willwren is offline  
Old 09-16-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Twister97 is on a distinguished road
Default

You have an aftermarket alarm?
Twister97 is offline  
Old 09-16-2005, 11:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western MA
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
randman1 is on a distinguished road
Default

I think you might be on the right track, Bill. I checked my 97 manual and there is a common ground connector for the fuel pump, master window switch and the left hand seat switch. This is a ground buss connector (C340) that has been known for causing problems if corroded. Water leaks are more prevalent in earlier models causing the corrosion but I don't see it too often in the later models though.

C340 is located along the drivers sill near the left kick panel. It is throughly taped to the harness. It will look something like this but with black wires instead of white.

Name:  DSC00977.jpg
Views: 410
Size:  53.0 KB
randman1 is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 12:29 AM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
options13 is on a distinguished road
Default

I can't tell you guys how impressed I am. I just printed out your info. It seems to me to be the likely culprit. I knew that the 3 items going all at once had to point to something. I'll let you all know if it works! Also, I have the factory alarm, not aftermarket.

Thanks!
options13 is offline  
Old 09-27-2005, 11:54 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
options13 is on a distinguished road
Default That fixed it!

Just wanted to let you know that I kicked the panel & the car started! They were pretty corroded ... took a while to clean & treat them. Not sure how it gets so nasty in there? Thanks Again & great picture!
options13 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 08:49 AM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sbattert is on a distinguished road
Default Thanks guys

I had the same problem. Snow pooled on the side. Luckily I searched this forum before I had it towed to a garage.

Thanks!
sbattert is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 07:10 PM   #8
jdq
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jdq is on a distinguished road
Default

Just for reference how would you experienced guys go about cleaning these proper when corroded.
jdq is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 09:11 AM   #9
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sbattert is on a distinguished road
Default

I was told that spraying it with battery terminal cleaner and then rinsing it off will clean it up nicely, though I have not tried it. I'm guessing wd-40 wouldn't hurt because it is an anti-corrosive.

I took the blue tab out, then I yanked out the metal plate and scraped that on some cement (a wire brush is probably better) and I moved the wire I was having trouble with to an empty connection. then i put it back together and drove to work this morning, haha.
sbattert is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #10
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Good electronics cleaner and a light weight wire brushing will be the best. You want to clean it, not scratch it up. A light coating of dielectric grease should keep it corrosion free after that.
BillBoost37 is offline  
 
 
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power lock's, windows, seat & pump won't work selbychaos Everything Electrical & Electronic 13 07-19-2010 09:19 PM
Fuel pump and power windows most times do not work. chuckmando 1992-1999 8 07-14-2007 08:00 PM
$&)$&*)#&+()#%& )#@(%&#)%*(&+_ Maymybonnieliveforevr Lounge 6 05-02-2007 07:07 PM
'99SE 3.8 Fuel pump, windows, pwr seats and door locks mitzib Everything Electrical & Electronic 11 11-03-2006 01:34 PM
92 SSE, front power windows inop, rear windows work fine sonoma_zr2 Everything Electrical & Electronic 4 08-23-2006 05:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:44 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.