how bad is the ignition problems with the 2001 z24. new starter wont turn flywheel, lights going craze...ect

Asked by Sep 15, 2013 at 12:29 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: General

the whole electrical seems crazy. new starter, battery, checked voltage with meter. starter
getting 12v , it works out of car not in with ignition. lights on dash go crazy just a loud clicking
from sylonoid and a spark-jump there too. I have checked EVERYTHING. must be the ignition ?

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The first place I'd check is the ignition switch. If that's good then I'd suspect a problem with the BCM (Body Control Module). When you turn the key to the start position the ignition switch sends a "starter request" signal to the BCM. The BCM then activates the starter. The BCM also controls things like wipers, lights, horn, power locks and windows, etc. HTH. -Jim

I agree, if you hear clicking, follow the clicking and it should lead to your BCM

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