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Chevy Venture Electrical Problems

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  • kwatson12kwatson12 Posts: 1
    Im not sure what its called but you hafta get it from the dealer it ran me about 100 dollars for both pieces. all i know is it goes through the floor board behind the drivers seat and connects back by the gas tank. I had a shop do the work but if you get under the van and find these connectors and mess with them while someone turns the ignigtion then you can determine if thats it
  • ephraimbephraimb Posts: 1
    edited June 2011
    i have a chevy venture 1999 bought a book to locate the flasher hazard switch an its not where the book says any suggestions.... my turn signals dont work at all it says to the left of the steering column an i looked even pulled the panel under the steering column any ideas
  • cujocececujocece Posts: 6
    Here we go. My brother in law and I put a 2002 3.4 engine in a 2000 venture. All is back together but when you go to start it up you turn the key and the headlights go out. Gear indicator is never lit on the cluster and calabration error is on the radio. On the cluster is goes from flashing battery to security. The vehicle will not read any codes as though it is locked out. The engine was originally from california and was put into a east coast van but we stripped every down and replaced mostly everything, help me please.
  • layne1971layne1971 Posts: 9
    The flasher is way up behind the instrument clusters above the steering wheel. You need a flashlight to see it, it's kinda white or ivory toward the engine compartment. That's where it's at on my 2000 Venture.
  • layne1971layne1971 Posts: 9
    It's not as easy as working on older cars with onboard computers, that's where I would start because the original engines is programmed into the PCM. Why it can tell the difference I don't know. You say you got the Grand-Am engine from California, did you use your vans parts on this engine block or Grand-Am? which is probably set up with California Emissions Standard. Does the vans parts fit on the grand-am block? I once put a 1976 block in a 1984 LTD that had throttlebody injection, I rebuilt the 76 but put the 84 intake, heads and electrical. I had one problem, the 84 had a thermactor or smog pump, it ran but smoked like a freight train. I eventually got rid of it, didn't have the time and money to put in it because it became a money pit.
  • layne1971layne1971 Posts: 9
    Did you figure it out yet? My money is on the voltage regulator but you already replaced it when you replaced your alt. The other problems could be your serpentine belt itself or tensioner. If you ever have to get another alt, have it tested before leaving the store, especially rebuilts. This maybe two years late but could be helpful in the future. AC will pull on the power, what can you do when your sitting at a light or traffic?
  • layne1971layne1971 Posts: 9
    when I got my van, the wiondows didn't work at all. I had to replace the switches, now they work fine except the passenger side which is slower. Guess I'll put some greese on the tracks. Try replacing your switches then loobing the tracks or any moving parts.
  • Ok i have a 2004 chevy Venture after cleaning the injetors and replacing them four times i finally got my van to going after fighting a soda in the gas issue but now my sliding side door motors went out then my temp gauge and ac went out i checked every fuse i can sheck i was wondering if anyone could lend me some advice
  • Angie, I'm having same relay issue. Did you ever figure it out?
  • My 1997 venture keeps popping the fuel pump relay. Sometimes when sitting still some when running/driving. This started about 1 year ago. Sometimes if I let the van sit for 20 minutes, pull the relay and put it back in it'll run fine. Is the pump faulty?
  • layne1971layne1971 Posts: 9
    I have not had this problem and I have a 2000 Venture.
    Did you replace the relay? If not do so and if that doesn't help, replace the fuel pump.
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  • Electrical problem, on the second start of the day after going out for gas the A/C, fan, compass, temp won't work for about 5 to 15 minutes then it starts on its own. Seems like it may be a ground but I'm not sure where the body ground is . Anybody with the same problem?
  • Your body ground is usually near the battery. My gas gauge is either full or empty, Sometimes the intermittent wipers don't work in which I have to have it on high to get them to work. I have a 2000 venture..
  • desperardo2294 any resolution on your problem yet, I'm having a similar situation with A/C, fan and temp being out on start up then coming back on after about 10 minutes of driving. All fuses check out fine.
  • I am having problems with my 1997 Chevy Venture....after checking out wiring...I bypassed the fuse box & hooked up the fuel pump direct...the pump is working, and there is lots of spark however the van still won't start...can someone tell me what the problem might be.
  • layne1971layne1971 Posts: 9
    edited April 2006
    Your ignition switch should also controls your fuel pump. You may want to take it to an auto electrician.
  • My 2000 venture van has errors on radio and won't even turn over its a new battery and starter checks out good so if ya have any answers it sure would help
  • bhartmanbhartman Posts: 1
    edited October 2011
    2005 Astro Van no power to door locks can't fine which fuse goes to it or where the power comes from. Thanks for any help.
  • Hey guys I have a Venture, all of a sudden my dash, day time running lights, rear vents, and tail lights stopped working. I changed the fuses, I checked the light sockets and changed the bulbs, am I missing something?
  • I had the same thing happen to mine, plus more. The problem was the electrical panel behind the tail lights. I had both of them replaced and all was normal again. At least for awhile.
  • Have a certified auto electrician check it out. My new remote doesn't work with mine due to the body module.
  • I need help my power locks started locking and unlocking while driving.Also when it was parked the interior lights kept going on and off.Took out fuse so it would'nt run down battery.If anyone knows what causes this please let me know.Thanks.
  • I have a 2003 w/ the exact problem. Did you ever find the solution to this???
  • We recently bought this van used, it's the wb edition. Didn't seem to be any issues for the first few weeks...our information center background light is out, then our back tail lights went, now our front drl are out. The manual headlights still work...for now. I've seen many similar posts. It's not the bulbs and the fuses look fine...I know nothing about electrical or mechanical issues in general. Can anyone tell me how to fix this in a way that I might understand :( PLEASE!!!
  • To anyone having major, common problems with their ventures, please please please report these issues right at the source with Chevy. It's as simple as sending an email to list the issues then call the number they send to you to report vin number, mileage, etc. I was just told by Chevy that though they are aware of the issues, they will not do recalls or really help in anyway solely because these things are not being reported to them and put on file. Once they have enough reports on file they will make recalls and help with repairs. If you are having issues, please take 5 minutes to report it! :sick: :lemon:
  • check the flasher our blinkers werent working n thats what needed to be replaced they control the lights n blinkers. also try replacing the bulbs
  • For some time now the light for the fan control for the rear fan hasn't worked. Then sometimes it would. Then The light for the main fan control would go out and the rear one would go on. Lived with it.
    Tonight the light for the shift display (P R D ! 2 3) started flashing on and off. With in minutes I lost all dash lights and the automatic headlights went out. Headlights worked when I turned them on manually. I get home and the chime for when you leave the headlights on is chiming away, even though the headlights are off.
    Checking around the vehicle I find, no running lights, or break lights. None.
    So my vehicle chimes when the drivers door is open, I have no dash lights, seems as though the odometer is not advancing, no running lights, bo break lights.
    HELP!!!!
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