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millipede

millipede 8/15/2020

1999 Buick Park Avenue Base 6 Cyl 3.80L

Body & Interior

hvac, ignition, and lock issues

There is no air blowing at all. The relevant fuses have all been checked. I read online that it could be the blower motor but it could also be the relay or resistor. I need to know how to check those or any other troubleshooting.
The key wont turn at all, often enough, for a while so it can take a minute to start the car. I've read it could be the ignition locking cylinder. I will try lubricating it before buying a new part. A local key guy said it sounds like I need to "redo the ignition" and he can do it for 65. This sound right? I can't afford to pay this guy and have it not be the problem or he fixes the wrong thing.
The locks(not the ones that pop up and you can unscrew, but on the door panel) sometimes don't fully unlock when you press either the fob or the door button. So, I've actually been locked in the car for a minute while waiting for them to completely unlock while pushing the button. What do I check for this issue? And where and how do I know?
Thanks.

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Jimm

Jimm 8/15/2020

First step - check the fuse, wring and connection at the blower motor, and the blower switch itself.

If the ignition key will not turn- the issue is likely a worn key or lock cylinder. Replacing the ignition lock cylinder should resolve the issue as you have described.
Be sure to obtain written, detailed estimates from 2-3 sources for the same repair work - this way, to eliminate confusion about costs and services provided.
Ask many questions until you are convinced and comfortable with the proposed repairs. Do not pay for anything until thoroughly explained and you understand exactly what work is being done.

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Jimm

Jimm 8/15/2020

First step - check the fuse, wring and connection at the blower motor, and the blower switch itself.

If the ignition key will not turn- the issue is likely a worn key or lock cylinder. Replacing the ignition lock cylinder should resolve the issue as you have described.
Be sure to obtain written, detailed estimates from 2-3 sources for the same repair work - this way, to eliminate confusion about costs and services provided.
Ask many questions until you are convinced and comfortable with the proposed repairs. Do not pay for anything until thoroughly explained and you understand exactly what work is being done.

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