Buick Park Avenue - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

Buick Park Avenue - 1996 Fuse Box Diagram

If a door
or the trunk is opened without the
key
or the
Remote Keyless Entry transmitter, the alarm will go off.
It will also go off
if the trunk lock is damaged. Your
vehicle’s lamps will flash and the horn will sound for
several minutes, then will
turn
off to save battery power.
Remember, the theft-deterrent system won’t activate if
you lock the doors with a key or manual door lock. It
activates only if you use a power door lock switch
or
Remote Keyless Entry transmitter. 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:
If
you don’t want to activate the theft-deterrent
system, the vehicle should be locked
after
the doors
are closed.
How
to
Test
the Alarm
The alarm can be tested by first having the driver’s
window down. Activate the system by locking the
doors with the power door lock switch or the Remote
Keyless Entry transmitter. Get out of the car, close the
door and wait for the SECURITY light to go out. Then
reach in through the window, unlock the door with the
manual door lock and open the door. This should set
off the alarm.
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.
To
reduce the possibility of theft, always activate the
theft-deterrent system when leaving your vehicle.
Always unlock a door with a key, or use the Remote
Keyless Entry transmitter. Unlocking a door any
other way
will set off the alarm.
If
you set off the alarrn by accident, unlock any door
with your key.
You can also turn
off
the alarm by using
the
Remote
Keyless Entry transmitter, if
you have
it.
The alarm
won’t stop if you
try to unlock a door any other way.
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Your vehicle
is
equipped
with
the
PASS-Key
11
(Personalized Automotive
Security System)
theft-deterrent
system.
PASS-Key
11
is
a
passive
theft-deterrent
system.
It works
when
you
insert
or
remove the key from
the
ignition.
PASS-Key
I1
uses
a resistor pellet
in
the
ignition
key
that matches a decoder
in
your vehicle.
When
the
PASS-Key
I1
system senses that someone is
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 someone
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
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
may
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
another
ignition
key. At this time,
you
may
also
want
to
check the fuse (see
Fuses
and Circuit Breakers” in the
Index).
If
the
starter
won’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 or a
locksmith
who
can
service
the PASS-Key
11.
Turn Signal
and
Lane
Change
Indicator
The
turn
signal has
two upward (for right) and two,
downward (for left) positions. These
positions allow you
to signal a
turn
or
a
lane
change.
To
signal a turn, move the lever all the way up
or down. When the
turn
is
finished, the lever
will
return automatically.
An
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 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 arrows don’t go
on
at
all
when
you
signal a
turn,
check the fuse (see “Fuses’ and Circuit
Breakers”
in
the Index) and for burned-out bulbs.
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Electrical
System
Headlamp
Wiring
Add-on Electrical
Equipment
I
NOTICE:
I
Don’t
add
anything
electrical
to
your
Buick
unless
you
check
with
your
dealer
first.
Some
electrical
equipment
can
damage
your
vehicle
and
the
damage
wouldn’t
be
covered
by
your
warranty.
Some
add-on
electrical
equipment
can
keep
other
components
from
working as they
should.
Your vehicle has
an air bag system. Before attempting to
add anything electrical to your Buick, see “Servicing
Your Air Bag-Equipped Buick” in the Index.
The headlamp wiring
is
protected
by
a
circuit breaker in
the underhood fuse center.
An electrical overload
will
cause the lamps to go on and
off,
or
in
some cases to
remain off.
If this happens, have
your
headlamp
wiring
checked
right
away.
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.
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MaxifuseslRelay
Center
To
check the fuses
in
this
underhood fuse center,
turn
the two knobs one-quarter
turn
counterclockwise and
remove the
cover. There
is
a
chart inside the cover that
explains the
features
and controls governed
by each fuse
and
relay.
The PASS-Key
11
fuse
islocated
in the right side
relay
center.
Fuses
and
Circuit
Breakers
The wiring
circuits in your vehicle are protected
from
short circuits by
a combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly
reduces
the
chance
of
damage
caused
by
electrical problems.
Look at
the
silver-colored
band
inside
the
fuse. If the
band
is
broken or melted,
replace the fuse. Be sure
you
replace
a
bad fuse with
a
new one
of
the identical size
and
rating.
If
you ever have
a
problem on the road
and
don’t
have
a spare fuse, you can borrow one that
has
thesame
amperage. Just pick some feature of
your
vehicle
that
you
can get along
without
--
like the
radio
or
cigarette
lighter
--
and
use its fuse,
if
it
is
the correct
amperage.
Replace it as
soon
as
you
can.
There are two fuse blocks in your vehicle:
the
driver’s
side and
passenger’s side fuse blocks.
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‘use
Panel
The left side fuse panel
is
located
under
the
instrument
panel, next to the parking brake.
When finished, replace the cover by
pressing
it
back
up
into place.
Snap
off
the cover to reveal the fuses. You’ll
find a fuse
puller clipped to the
inside
of
the
cover.
Place
the
wide
end
of
the fuse puller over the
plastic
end
of
the fuse.
Squeeze the ends over
the fuse and
pull it out.
Spare fuses
are located
in
the
slots
labeled “Spare”
on
the following chart.
Position
4B
5B
6B
7B
8B
9B
1 c
2 c
3 c
4 c
5c
6C
7 c
8C
9c
1D
2D
3D
4D
5D
6D
Circuitry
Not
Used
Anti-Lock Brake System
Brake and Hazard Lamps
Not
Used
Interior Lighting
Electronic Level Control
Air Bag
Spare
Not Used
Not
Used
Cooling Fans, Transaxle
Parking Lamps
Not
Used
Not
Used
Chime, Radio, Cluster
Ignition
(Run/Crank),
Chime,
Cluster
Spare
Heated
Mirror
Not
Used
Base A/C
Not
Used
Position
7D
8D
9D
1E
2E
3E
4E
5E
6E
7E
8E
9E
Circuitry
Not
Used
Radio
Rear Cigarette Lighters
Not
Used
Air BagPASS-Key
I1
Ignition (Off/Unlock)
Not
Used
Not Used
Not
Used
Not
Used
Wipers,
Washer
Rear Defog
Passenger’s
Side
Fuse
Panel
Additional fuses are located
in the relay
center,
onthe
far right side, below
the instrument panel. You must
remove the sound insulator on
the
right side of
the
passenger footwell to replace these fuses.
Replacing these fuses is difficult. We recommend
that
you see your dealer if you
need one replaced.