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The fuse panel or fuse block, may be in the glove box.
Each fuse that you see is described to be for one or more circuits,and the amp rateings of each fuse in the circuit,is on the fuse itself.On Olds cars the Cigar liter is a 20 amp, and for that circuit only! It will be labled near the fuse. Pul it out and look at it if the fuse looks burned replace it, if it looks good,check both sides of it with a test lite,with ignition on! Both sides should have Battery voltage!

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jul 25, 2017


ETS systems get their information from the wheel speed sensors. If the engine light and ETS lights are on, there are trouble code stored in the computer. Get those read. That's always the starting point.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017


Carry it to the GM dealer! By the time you get through throwing parts at it you will have burnt up the difference in letting them fix it versus DIY.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 04, 2017


Best bet is to try to get it to turn again. Once in the on position, the is a slot , use a small pin/paperclip in it and push down the release button. Pull the ignition out. Replace it a do a relearn. Other wise, drill it out until you can turn it to the run position. Relearn is, turn the key on for ten minutes, off for thirty seconds. Do this three times, then start after the third time. Have a battery charger on it. Battery goes low or it you engaged the starter at any time, you have to start over.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 11, 2016


Not all readers are created equal. It all has to do with how they interface with the on board computer system, it is called "protocol" Make sure you get a reader that is listed as being able to read 1997 GM system fault codes. You can also go to any Autozone and have them read your codes.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 11, 2016


The low side service port is located on the low pressure line coming off the back of the compressor. Its not easy to see or get to.


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1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 08, 2016


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1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 11, 2016


The Internet has a large number of web sites
where you can buy service manuals and schematics
from bookstores, publishers, and other collectors.

Factory Auto manuals
http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/
search for : factory service auto repair manuals

Repair Service auto Manuals
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http://www.repairservicemanuals.com/
the largest collection of Automotive Repair Service
Manuals and Owners Guides on the internet. Our
database currently holds over 54,000 entries dating
back from 1940 to more recent 2011.

Chilton Repair and Service Manuals
http://www.chilton.cengage.com/

Haynes Repair and Service Manuals
http://www.haynes.com/

Free Auto Service and Repair Manuals
http://free-auto-repair-manuals.com/

http://cars.lovetoknow.com/Free_Car_Repair_Manual


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1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 25, 2016


  • Turn the key on, with the engine OFF.
  • Try to start the engine, then release the key to ON, Engine will not start.
  • Watch the security telltale, after about 10 mins, it will turn OFF.
  • Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds.


  • If this doesn't work, you may have a bad security system or a bad cluster. These types of vehicles were notorious for failure. This and the Buick Skylark.

    1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 21, 2016


    Float on pump is stuck at the top position

    1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 13, 2015


    where do you think it might be

    1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 23, 2015


    Replace the wiper motor. It has the module built in. the module is shorted out.

    1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 11, 2015


    Should be on the transmission at the end of the shifter cable on the top of the transmission.

    1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 05, 2015

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