1990 Buick Riviera Q&A

1990 Buick Riviera Question: I have a 1969 it has no electric power no lights no nothing.

when you turn the key nothing no red ignition light no headlights no power anywhere and yet when i use a remote starter switch i can get the motor to crank. has new battery and cables. -
Answer 1
The remote starter works by hooking up to the starter solenoid directly so you must have a bad ignition switch, Check that for power coming through it with a 12volt meter -
Answer 2
Hi, I have a Riv 1989....this "same" situation happened to me last week! My battery tested with 13 volts AND dropped to 10 volts....using a battery "load tester". What it meant was that "something" was pulling the voltage down too far to even light the lights! So I jacked up the front, took off the plastic cover (keeps dirt out from the bottom of engine)....tapped lightly - LIGHTLY on the STARTER using hammer, then put in a healthy battery...started just like usual! - callhow@hotmail.com -