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I have a 1991 reatta coupe with 71000 original miles. While driving yesterday, a yellow light to the left of the steering wheel appeared saying "electrical problem". Can anyone tell what this might mean, to spite the obvious? I called buick and they want $60 to diagnose the problem. Any suggestions? When you start the car and drive a short distance, the light is not on. However. at some point in the trip, the light will again appear. Once while driving, the message disappeared, but them returned on the next trip.

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An electrical problem is usually something you could see. Are all of the electrical components (headlights, A/C fan, radio, wiper, etc.)?<P>If all of the obvious things are working, it could be a charging system problem. That could leave you stranded due to a dead battery. <P>If you don't want to take it to a Buick dealer, check around for a good independent mechanic. The good ones should have an ASAE-certified sign hanging prominently by the door or service desk. <P>Joe<BR>BCA #35662

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try this, for you [electrical problem] lighting up. Keep the screen for the instraments on. Watch the oil pressure gauge. A bad oil pressure sencer will cause this light to come on. If you see the gauge go up to the max pressure the light will come on only at this time and go off when the pressure goes down. This doesn't mean the presure really is this high, it only means the sencer is reading wrong. The sencer can be a little hard to get to to get out. You can leave it alone with no damage to anything if you don't want to change it.

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Guest Stan Leslie

Azzy,<P>Help us update our database. What is the exterior and interior color of your 91. What color is the side molding? Do you have the CD, sunroof or 16 way seat? What is your VIN#?

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