I have 1997 Bonneville. It won't start. The warning lamp says back lamp?

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Asked by May 31, 2014 at 01:39 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SSE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The windows are electric and they won't work either?  It just stopped running when I was
driving the down road.  Any ideas please?

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Check for blown fuse,s

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If none are blown,repost,they are plenty of good fella,s here to help you out.

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How do I check the fuses please?

9,865

Fuse panel under dash,pull the look if blowed ,change it

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Its under steering wheel

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thanks. will take a look. The trunk is broke and won't stay closed. I have a bungy cord on it currently. Could that have anything to do with it?

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No,,,, ; )

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No? YAY! Thought I was going to have to replace sooner rather than later. The car has done this to me before. Not while I was driving it though. When I parked it, it stalled and wouldn't start and I noticed the check engine light came on and it said back lamp.

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back up lamp? what is that please?

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9,865

Its your reverse lights.

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and if some reason they don't work, my car won't start?

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ok...good news! Had my car jumped this morning and it started right up! YAY! However, the break lights that go on the big "Pontiac" sign in the back does not work. Reverse lights do work. They are white. So if I put a new bulb in the break lights will this fix the problem?

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More than likely.

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ok. Got the new lights in. Hope this works. Thank you!!

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I put the new lights in and viola! Car has started ever since. But, now the lamp warning light is back on. All break lights work and the reverse light. The only thing I can figure is the wiring. Fingers are crossed car stays running!

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