1997 GMC Safari Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 GMC Safari
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1997 GMC Safari ProblemsInstrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent
The headlight switch used on the GMC Safari is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.
- Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
- Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
- Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
- Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
- Parking light malfunctions
This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues.
The power door locks may stop working in one or more doors due to a failed actuator. Replacement of the failed actuator should correct this concern.
The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.
1997 GMC Safari QuestionsWill the still honor the recall from 2007 (1 answer)
My windshield wipers will quit working. I found on here that there was a recall in 2007 for this problem.
Ok I have changed the cap , rotor, wires, plugs. checked fuel pressure 60psi at all times even when misfiring, have not been able to check the cat convertor where can i go next to check components and fix this i miss my chevy
I now have a fuel pressure test gauge but not sure where to fit it and a new fuel filter if si required