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Dash Lights All Come On And Car Shuts Down

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
144,167 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 062011

Intrigue 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 189,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

You've heard it all before ... the gauges go crazy, the dash lights flash and the thing shuts down. Sometimes it'll start, sometimes not. It's moody !!!

Right now it's in the shop getting some more attention....HELP ~

- , Clearwater, British Columbia, canada

problem #2

Feb 262010

Intrigue GL 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,500 miles

dam confusing.....doesn't make any sense....car just wont start...battery reads great on a battery tester....car runs great when it runs!...dunno?

- , Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #1

May 282007

(reported on)

Intrigue GL 3.8L V.6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

1998 Olds Intrigue. Sometimes when I'm driving the whole dashboard lights up and the car just shuts down. Why?? I was driving and out of nowhere, all of my dash lights come on, and the car just shuts down. Then later the next day, the car starts right up like nothing ever happened. I'm at my wits end with this, and don't want to keep spending money for the wrong solutions!!! Also, sometimes the car won't even start, the security light comes on, and may not start for ten minutes, or 24 hours... I have had the car scanned, I have changed the battery, the alternator has been checked, a new computer (used) and recently had the key ignition switch changed. The very next day it happened again!!! I was driving and out of nowhere, all of my dash lights come on, and the car just shuts down. Then later the next day, the car starts right up like nothing ever happened. I'm at my wits end with this, and don't want to keep spending money for the wrong solutions. I am not sure that the Body Control Module is the answer either. It cost me $80 for the battery, and $300 for the ignition key switch plus $40 for the used computer, and THAT didn't fix it. I and the guys at the shop are mystified as to what to do here, and I don't want to spend more money for the wrong answer!!!

Is there a way to disconnect the security system, because I really do think this is the root of the problem. Other than this, my car rides and drives beautiful, when I can start it and keep it started!

TOTALLY CLUELESS AND PISSED!

- , Flint, MI, USA

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