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2000 olds intrigue: faulty ignition switch..blower motor..dim lights

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2000 olds intrigue replaced faulty ignition switch now blower motor control panel not working removed switch checked connections still nothing some dim lights on a few of the buttons??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Oldsmobile
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Hello there!

Have you checked the voltage on the fuses inside the vehicle with the engine running?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Check the voltage at the HVAC and Cruise fuse located in the fuse block with the key in the run position. If the voltage is less than Battery Voltage (B+) check for a voltage drop across the ignition switch.


Potential Causes:
Connections
Ignition Switch
Wiring
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
everything was working with old ignition switch except would not turn over? put new switch in everything works and starts except for blower control panel another mechanic said sounds like resistor was bad for blower so i put new one in still nothing the ac control panel does light up you can't change anything then as you turn fan switch all the way up a couple of the lights on control panel light a little i've checked all connections several times don't have volt meter???
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.

Well, it sounds to me like your just loosing voltage somewhere. You will need to track it down. The only way this is done is with a voltmeter.

You could have a bad new ignition switch or you could have a bad connection.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Amedee the new ignition switch was indeed bad. I put the old switch back in and everything work including the starter.

 

Exchanged the new switch for a another new switch and everything worked perfectly.

 

Thank you.

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Excellent!

Glad to hear it is all fixed!

Have a great day!

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