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proautotech :

Hello,


 

proautotech :

Please explain a little more.


 

Customer:

dash ,head lights,no charge ,tail lite,blink on&off

proautotech :

Do you have a volt meter?


 

Customer:

no

proautotech :

Can you get one?


 

Customer:

that i already did it is charging just under 14 volts

proautotech :

If you are having an electrical issue. I am unable to diagnose without some testing.


 

proautotech :

You stated it is not charging.


 

proautotech :

If it is running and reading 13-15 volts than it is charging.


 

proautotech :

But with all the flickering we need to find out the source.


 

proautotech :

Testing with a volt meter is the only way I know.


 

Customer:

the lite come s on but it is chargeing

proautotech :

The bat light is coming on but the vehicle is charging. Did you check when the light was illuminated?


 

Customer:

yes

proautotech :

Okay good. But all these light flash. Do they go totally off and on?


 

Customer:

yes

proautotech :

Does it do the same thing without the engine running?


 

Customer:

yes

proautotech :

Okay we likely have a faulty body control module.


 

proautotech :

To verify this condition we check the powers and grounds on the bcm if they test good. Replacement will be necessary.


 

Customer:

ok where is this loc. on car?

proautotech :

Behind the left hand side of the instrument panel.


 

proautotech :

I have a picture. in the image it is #1 CLICK HERE


 

Customer:

by replacing will the new one need to be reprogramed

proautotech :

Yes.


 

Customer:

ok can i do this or do have to take it to a dealership

proautotech :

Anybody who has the programming for this which I am sure is many.


 

proautotech :

Call the shops around and ask about having the bcm flashed.


 

proautotech :

We charge .5 hours.


 

proautotech :

So that is about the going rate.


 

proautotech :

0.5


 

proautotech :

Half an hour


 

Customer:

in dollars an cents please

proautotech :

That is times the labor rate. So that can be 60-120 depending on the shop and the area.


 

proautotech :

So expect about 30-60 bucks.


 

Customer:

an the control mod. what am i looking apromx. in dollars

proautotech :

If you go used from www.car-part.com maybe 30


 

proautotech :

Refurbished 80


 

proautotech :

Let me know if I can do anything more to better provide assistance.


 

proautotech :

If you would like to make sure I am credited, please leave a positive rating of excellent


than click ok.

Customer:

you where a great help i thank you

proautotech :

You are very welcome! Have a great day!


 

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