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Texas_North 08-07-2014 08:51 PM

2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
I've used this forum as a reference for maintenance on my car before and it's always been an invaluable tool. I'm hoping you all could help me with my latest issue:
My 120kish 2002 SL2 with a 5 speed and no ABS is having electrical issues. When I started the car today, the power locks began to have a fit- first the passenger rear door, then the driver's door, then all of them. It was enough to toggle the lock at times, but was a constant switching back and forth. I tried pulling the fuse marked "windows", but this wasn't any help- I think they're on the ECU circuit anyways? I ended up disconnecting the battery and caught a ride to work.

The car is otherwise fine. I did some work to the audio system the better part of 2 years ago. I just replaced the head and speakers with aftermarket units; no subwoofers or anything crazy. It's been fine so far, but I figure any bit of information helps.

I have no idea where to start to diagnose this. I'm mechanically inclined enough to follow a Richpin video, but that's about it. I have some money to replace parts, but don't want to start throwing parts at it because I'm a student and don't have much in the way of extra cash.
I thank you in advance. It may be a few hours before I'm back to give extra info as I'm at work.

OldNuc 08-07-2014 10:06 PM

Re: 2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
You have a dirty or stuck switch. You have to remove and clean. The big search box in the center of the page will bring up posts with pictures etc. I detest power doors and windows.

SL19302 08-07-2014 10:13 PM

Re: 2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
[QUOTE=OldNuc;2084836] I detest power doors and windows.[/QUOTE]

I agree, Only more to break....

Texas_North 08-08-2014 01:06 AM

Re: 2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
[QUOTE=OldNuc;2084836]You have a dirty or stuck switch. You have to remove and clean. The big search box in the center of the page will bring up posts with pictures etc.

Thanks! Just went and did this, seems like the return springs in the switch finally bit the dust. Ended up pulling the entire switch and button assembly like a rotten tooth, problem's gone. Now to decide if I want to replace it.

OldNuc 08-08-2014 08:22 AM

Re: 2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
Find a good one at the pick and pull, take it apart and carefully clean it up. With a little maintenance they last a long time.

Texas_North 08-08-2014 01:29 PM

Re: 2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
Will do. Since it's non essential and my power locks still work, I figure I'll just leave it as is until I end up at the salvage yard for whatever other component I need. Thanks again for all your help, it's very much appreciated

OldNuc 08-08-2014 04:06 PM

Re: 2002 SL2 Electrical Issues
 
Don't wait too long to go shopping as all of those parts are going fast.


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