Buick Park Avenue - 1993 Fuse Box Diagram

Buick Park Avenue - 1993 Fuse Box Diagram

Turn
off
the
ignition.
Remove
the SlR/SRS (air
bag)
fuse
(see “Fuses and
Circuit Breakers” in the
Index).
Disconnect the yellow connector at the base
of
the
steering column.
When the work is complete, if the
air bag system was
disconnected,
be
sure
to
reattach everything and replace
the
fuse
before
turning the ignition on. When you turn
the
ignition key on, be sure
you
see the inflatable
restraint light
on
the
instrument panel. If
you don’t
see
this
light
flash
and then go
out
as usual, have your air
bag system repaired.
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Safety
belts work for
everyone,
including
pregnant
women. Like all occupants, they are more likely
to
be
seriously injured if
they
don’t wear safety belts.
A
pregnant woman should wear a
lap-shoulder belt, and
the lap portion should be worn as low
as
possible
throughout
the pregnancy.
The best way to protect the
fetus
is
to
protect the
mother. When a safety belt
is
worn properly, it’s more
likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a
crash. For
pregnant women, as for anyone,
the
key to making
safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
will
sound for several minutes, then will
go
off
to save
battery power.
Remember, the theft deterrent system won’t arm if
you
lock
the
doors with a key
or
manual door lock. It arms
only if
you
use
a
power door lock switch or Remote
Keyless Entry System. You should also remember that
you
can start your vehicle with the correct ignition key
if the alarm has
been set
off.
You must still shut off the
alarm by inserting the key’in
the
door
lock.
Here’s
how
to avoid setting
off
the alarm by accident:
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If
you
don’t
want
to arm the theft deterrent system,
the vehicle should be locked after
the
doors
are
closed.
Always unlock a
door
with’a
key, or use the Remote
Keyless Entry System. Unlocking a door any other
way
will set
off
the alarm.
If
you
set off the alarm by accident, unlock
any door
with
your
key.
You can also turn
off the alarm by using the Remote
Keyless Entry System,
if
you have it. The alarm won’t
stop
if
you
try to unlock a
doorany other way.
How
to Test The
Alarm
The alarm
can
be tested by first
having
the driver’s
window down. Arm
the
system by locking the doors
with
the power door lock switch or the Remote Keyless
Entry System. Get
out
of
the
car
and
close
the door, wait
for the security light to go
out,
then reach in through the
window,
unlock the door with the manual door lock,
then
open the door. This should set
thealarm off.
If the alarm does not
sound
when
it
should, check to see
if the horn works. The horn fuse may
be
blown.
To
replace the fuse, see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the
Index.
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PASS-Key
I1
TM
Your vehicle
is
equipped with the PASS-Key
I1
TM
(Personalized Automotive Security System) theft
deterrent
system.PASS-Key
I1
TM
is a passive
theft
deterrent
system.
This means you don’t have to do
anything
different
to
arm or disarm the system. It works
when you insert
or
remove
the key from the
ignition.
PASS-Key
TM
uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key
that matches a decoder in your vehicle.
When the PASS-Key I1
system senses that someone
using the wrong key, it
shuts down the vehicle’s starter
and
fuel
systems. For about
three
minutes,
the starter
won’t work and fuel won’t go
to
the engine. If
someonl
tries to start your vehicle again or uses another key
during
this
time,
the
vehicle
will not start. This
discourages someone from randomly trying
different
is
e
keys with different resistor pellets in an attempt
to make
a match.
The ignition
key
must be clean and dry
before it’s
inserted in the ignition or
the
engine may not start. If the
engine
does not start and the “SECURITY” light comes
on, the key may be
dirty
or wet. Turn the
ignition
off.
Clean and dry the key.
Wait about
three minutes and try
again.
The
security
light will remain on during
this time.
If the starter still won’t work, and the key appears
to
be
clean and dry, wait about three minutes and try the
other
ignition key.
At
this
time, you
may also want
to
check
the
fuse
(see
Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in
the
Index).
If the
starterwon’t work with the
other key, your vehicle
needs service. If your vehicle
does
start,
the
first
ignition
key may
be
faulty. See your Buick dealer
ora locksmith
who can service
the PASS-Key I1
TM
.
If
you accidentally
use
a key that has a damaged or
missing resistor pellet, the starter won’t work and the
A
green arrow on the
instrument panel
will
flash
in
the direction
of
the
turn
or lane change.
To
signal a lane change,
just raise or lower the lever
until
the
green arrow starts
to flash. Hold
it there
until
you
complete your lane change.
The lever
will
return by
itself when
you release it.
As
you
signal a turn or
a
lane change,
if
the arrows don’t
flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may
be burned out
and other drivers won’t see your turn signal.
If a bulb is burned out,
replace
it to help avoid an
accident. If
the
green arrows don’t go on at all when you
signal
aturn, check the fuse (see “Fuses
in
the Index)
and for burned-out bulbs.
If
you
have
a
trailer towing option with added wiring for
the trailer lights, a different turn signal flasher is used.
With this flasher installed, the signal indicator will flash
even
if
a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check
the
front
and rear turn signal lights regularly to make sure they
are working.
Operation
of
Lights
Although your vehicle’s lighting system (headlights,
parking lights, fog lamps, side marker lights and
taillights) meet all applicable federal lighting
requirements, certain states and provinces may apply
their own lighting regulations that may require special
attention before
you
operate
these
lights. For example,
some jurisdictions may require that you operate your
lower beam lights with fog lamps at all times, or that
headlights be turned on whenever you must use
your
windshield wipers. In addition, most jurisdictions
prohibit driving solely with parking lights, especially at
dawn or
dusk. It is recommended that
you
check with
you
own state
or provincial highway authority for
applicable lighting regulations.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your car
are protected from short
circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers.
This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by
electrical problems.
If
you ever have a problem on the road and don’t have a
spare
fuse, you can “borrow” one of the correct value.
Just pick some feature
of
your car that
you can get along
without
--
like the radio or
cigarette lighter
--
and use its
fuse,
if
it
is of the value you need. Replace
it
as soon as
you can.
tl
R
towards you. It
will come down
so
the
fuses can be
accessed.
Remove the cover to
access the fuses.
To
put
the
cover
on, insert the tabs into the lower part of the fuse panel
and snap
it
in
place. Squeeze the tabs together and then
push the fuse panel back
up into the instrument panel
until
it locks
in
place.
The
fuse panel
is
located under the instrument panel,
next to the parking brake.
To
release and lower the fuse
panel, squeeze
the
two tabs together. Then pull
it
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There
are
additional
fuses
located
behind
the
right sound
insulator panel on the passenger
side. If these
require
service,
see your Buick dealer.
Maxifuse/Relay Center
To
check
the
fuses
in
this underhood fuse center, turn
the
two knobs
1/4
turn
counterclockwise and remove the
cover. The
inside of
the
cover has a
chartthat explains
the
features
and
controls
governed by each fuse and
relay.
The PASS-Key 'I1
TM
fuse is located in the right side relay
center.
Headlights
The
headlightwiring is protected by a
circuit breaker
in
the underhood fuse center.
An
electrical overload will
cause
the
lights
to
go on and
off,
or in some
cases
to
remain
off.
If
this
happens,have your headlight wiring
checked right away.
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Windshield Wipers
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a
circuit
breaker and a
fuse. If the motor overheats due to
heavy
snow, etc., the wiper
will stop until the motor cools. If
the overload is caused by some electrical problem and
not
snow, etc., be sure to get it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
Circuit breakers
in
the fuse panel protect the power
windows and other power accessories. When
the
current
load
is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes,
protecting the
circuit until the problem
is fixed or goes
away.