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1998 Chevrolet Venture electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012000


  • miles


Electrical system:when driving thru puddles/hard rain battery light on, loss of all steering/brakes/etc and then power "pops" back on-do not need to restart engine. Has occurred at stop and while driving. Dangerous in regards to instrument panel: Engine coolant light comes off/on, coolant levels normal, car not overheating-will see dealer; at same time air bag deployment light on same side of panel comes off/on at intermittent times. Sometimes engine coolant light and airbag light are on at same times, sometimes they alternate. Seriously think there is wiring defect in vehicle. Also--instrument panel very hot to touch at radio area, high risk to burn. Also, have experienced flickering of overhead interior lights when key removed from ignition--not the normal "stay on for so many seconds" ?wiring problem will seek dealer attention, but of course out of warranty and concern of family safety is 1st and foremost. Any info you have to asst is appreciated.

- Goshen, KY, USA

problem #2

Dec 131999


  • miles
Battery failed.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 011999


  • miles
While driving in the rain power steering would lock up. Would have no warning. Not able to control vehicle when this has happened for a few minutes. Also, battery light would come on. Had been to dealer & mechanic could not locate cause of problem.

- Chester, VA, USA

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