This is a great site. I read through the postings and did not see a posting describing sudden power outage on the windows, compass, map light and radio.
I am writing regarding my brother's 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. All of the power windows quit on it Sunday afternoon in route to Nags Head, NC. In addition the "map light" between the two Sunvisors, the electronic compass in the rearview mirror and the radio all went out too. We looked at the fuses both in the engine compartment and in the car interior. Appearance-wise, they look fine. There are three 30 amp canister-like fuses in the interior fuse panel that I inter-changed hoping that would get the windows to work but no response (one is for the windows, one is for the power sunroof and one is for I think the rear defroster). Any suggestions what might have caused all the windows, radio compass, and map light to suddenly stop working. They worked prior to outage.
The car was parked under the house with garbage bags protecting the windows. Because it was to rain more, my brother took the car to a NAPA Auto Part Store. A salesperson from NAPA removed one of the fuses (I think that is what he said) and temporarily hotwired the circuit for the window so all 4 windows could get rolled up. So the windows are up, however it did not solve the problem.
My brother purchased some-sort of relay in hopes to try to solve the problem, but that did not work.
I read something about a "Body Control Module" (BCM) in my research that was not specific to the Oldsmobile, but it is a fuse that can reset. Does anyone have any thoughts on a BCM and does an Intrigue have a BCM?
Does anyone have an idea how to remedy the “map light, the radio, the compass, and the power windows”?
Thank you in advance for your help. I'd like my brother to relax on his vacation rather than worry about his car. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.