Car starts and runs; no electrical on 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

All the electrical components in my car went out while I was driving it, but the engine kept running. I can start the car and the heater and air conditioning work; lights, radio, power door locks don't.

by in Jackson, MI on October 25, 2009
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on October 30, 2009
Checking all the fuses in your 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera would be a good place to start. Make sure all fuses have power when they are supposed to and are not blown. If any don't have power you will need to backtrack the circuit to its source to try and find the problem. If all the fuses are good and powered correctly then you will need to begin checking for proper power and ground at the components that are not working.
ANSWER by on May 05, 2013
I just fixed this problem. Check under the hood the pos terminal on the battery it will branch of into 2 wires follow the one that turns into 3 wires. There is a fusible link at that joint this just may be your problem easy fix it was mine. You prob have only one of the 3 wires broke but re-wire all three to terminal.
ANSWER by on September 15, 2013
Just fixed the same problem with my 1995 Cutlass Ciera -- lights and any other unswitched electrical compenents weren't working. In the engine compartment, firewall driver's side there are two sets of electrical plugs, side-by-side held in with one bolt -- loosen the bolt, carefully pull the two plug units out and use spray electrical cleaner to clean the heck out of all the contacts -- if it's anything like mine, a lot of dirt and grease will come out. Plug back in, tighten the bolt and you should be good to go : )
COMMENT by on September 01, 2015
Where can I purchase spray? And are the plugs under the hood?
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