2002 Oldsmobile Alero Marker Lamps Stay On

I need help with LED bulbs on my 2002 Oldsmobile Alero.

ProTech:
Yes, go ahead. What make and model vehicle do you have? Was this from some sort of conversion kit with instructions?

2002 Oldsmobile Alero. They were the correct size and voltage and there was no conversion. I installed new led blinkers in front and back and they stay lit 100 percent of the time and when i hit the switch to turn them on nothing happens. the bulbs stay lit and the green turning signals on my dash stay lit too.

Obviously the LED’s are causing the problem. The most common cause for lights staying on all the time is that there is a short circuit somewhere. This can be the bulbs themselves. It is possible that you may have smashed a wiring harness, especially if you had to remove the rear tail lamps to install the bulbs. If this is ot the case, them swap back to the normal bulbs and make sure all works normally. Also, before that, try hitting the hazard flasher switch in the dash several times. This switch is also the turns flasher. They tend to stick.

Okay maybe the hazard light is the problem i hit the hazards right after i installed them and all 4 lit and blinked normally

Hit that switch several times, very quickly, in and out. That will sometimes free it up. Can you do that now and tell me what happens?

Yes, I will… it flashes for a moment but its still having the problem.

OK. I’m sure the regular bulbs work fine. what do i do if the led’s are causing the problem? is that going to be fixable?

No, probably not. Either the bulb terminals are not correct for the sockets, or the car just won’t work with them.

Alright, thank you for the help.

Your welcome.


Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Turn Signals

I HAVE A 1996 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME AND NONE OF THE TURN SIGNALS, FLASHERS, OR BRAKE LIGHTS WORK. ALL THE WIRING AND THE FUSES ARE GOOD. WHAT WOULD BE THE NEXT THING TO DO??

That is a very common problem for your style of vehicle. What needs to be replaced is the turn signal switch inside the steering column.

Would it be better to just replace the steering column?

The switch itself is under $100, but the labor to replace it can be costly. The column pretty much has to be disassembled down to the switch area. You might pay $200-$300 in labor to have it replaced. Doing an entire new steering column really isn’t necessary for a problem like this.


Chevy Impala Headlights

My headlights won’t come on 2002 Chevrolet Impala.

Are you sure the bulbs are good?

As far as I know. They both were fine the night before.

OK. I would recommend checking fuses and the headlamp relay first, that’s always easiest. If those are ok, you could be looking at a headlamp switch, body control module, or wiring problem that is causing your issue.

Both lights worked fine the night before.

I understand that, but you obviously have a problem now. Check the things I just told you and go from there.


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