My power windows on a 1999 Firebird won't work intermittently. The motor and switch have been replaced. I have noticed that this only happens when the light on the clock on the dash won't come on.

Asked by Jun 25, 2015 at 03:32 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The motor and switch have been replaced on the driver's side. It then worked for awhile
but won't work again at times. I have noticed that this problem only occurs when the
clock light on the dash goes out. Could this be an ignition problem? The last time it
happened, it lasted for a month and then the clock light came on at start up and the
windows worked.

1 Answer

135

It's most likely the BCM (Body Control Module). The BCM is located under/behind the glove compartment, and due to vibrations (and poor construction) the soldering on the contacts come loose. Fortunately, this is cheaply fixable. You can remove the BCM and do the re-soldering in just a couple of hours. If you do a search, you can find You-Tube videos and written/illustrated instructions easily. Hope this helps!

Your Answer

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    980
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
396 Great Deals out of 30,569 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
590 Great Deals out of 36,166 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
178 Great Deals out of 19,861 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,227 Great Deals out of 167,675 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
7 Great Deals out of 299 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford F-150
2,488 Great Deals out of 193,509 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
5 Great Deals out of 1,278 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Impala
549 Great Deals out of 35,053 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
21 Great Deals out of 2,709 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
323 Great Deals out of 17,048 listings starting at $2,999
Used BMW 3 Series
1,031 Great Deals out of 32,837 listings starting at $999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.