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in this video I have a look at a 1995 Buick Roadmaster that a customer brought up from Florida. On the way up he realized it had no brake lights and the high beams would not turn on. Let's have a look shall we. -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Buick roadmaster: no brake lights / no high beams – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Man Productions says:

    The wires on this car looks better then the new cars you have been in😧

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard England says:

    That is some laundry list of problems, the diagnosis fees would be more than the cost of the car. He must really want that car.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A L Reed says:

    Wire wouldn't be melting if they didn't cheap out on it! Undoubtedly relays have helped the situation immensely.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frazer Guest says:

    The speedo only goes up to 120mph. These old busses have a 260bhp 5.7 V8. How come they are sooooo slow?
    My old Opel Omega with a 180bhp V6 would nudge 150mph with relative ease.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve says:

    I love the big boats. Also have had this same problem. My girlfriend called my last one the midnight rider. Says it's like going for a ride on the couch. HAHAHA. That's going to get comments.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Judge Roy Bean says:

    Great gas mileage on the road masters .

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leslie Craft says:

    I've got a 94 buick roadmaster with 105k miles, it's got a cooling fan issue where they won't quick on until I'm doing 45mph down the then the engine light comes on and the fans engage full speed until I shut the key off

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Olson says:

    someone use a sound system. hooked up the amps to the wrong stuff.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars maddoxwca says:

    My daily is a 96 roadmaster…. love the dang thing.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Neubecker says:

    I love squishy seats

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars guyc66 says:

    Napper really needs to be a sponsor of your channel, but unfortunately you would have to pronounce their name correctly and that would take all the fun out of it.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lil John says:

    Hi think I’m having the same issue but my high beam do work but my brake light do don’t

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RicH says:

    Yep spoke too soon, sorry.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Super Vitz says:

    5.7L wow. Our European family car "station wagon" has a 0.9L three cylinder turbo engine… Makes you think.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars throttle bottle says:

    at seeing the high beam switch/wire cooked, that screams worn switch contacts, broken/shorted headlamp filaments and long desolate 2 lane roads (in the mid 90's lots of Florida was rather undeveloped and vacant for many mile radius.) which means you could often run an hour+ with headlights on high and not see anything but bugs, rodents and orange groves.
    now days the areas I knew as desolate empty are all dense packed cesspools 😉 albeit I rather dislike Florida, every time I was there my nose and allergies were full tilt death

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars throttle bottle says:

    someone put the wrong bulbs in (too much current), sockets probably melted and sorted also or at one point. etc.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pjimmbo jimmbo says:

    I would have just run a Wire from an Always Hot source to that White/warmed White wire, bypassing that connector. I just hate working on Steering Columns

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DarrenL says:

    102,000 miles back in the day was the end of life for any vehicle. I now have a 13 year old Toyota with 200,000 that really hasn't had a single problem, other 1 bad ignition coil. Incredible.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Boucaud says:

    greab job

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    NEVER, EVER tell a tradesman "take your time" or "when you get around to it" or "I'm not in a hurry" if you want it done in the same decade you live in.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    Used to love Buicks until 2010 when GM in their infinite wisdom decided to change demographics from older buyers to a younger market and competing with the likes of Lexus, Audi and BMW.
    I mean if people want a car like a Lexus, they will just buy a Lexus.
    They went from a soft, luxurious ride to a sporty, European style stiff suspension and lost all their reliable customers while failing to attract younger buyers. Bye, bye Buick.
    Oh, GM, I will never buy another GM vehicle ever and neither will my immediate family.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Sullivan says:

    I have a 96 Impala SS which is the newer brother to the 95 Roadmonster. They're both built in Arlington Texas on the same assembly line. I bought my Impala new. It now has 312,000 miles. That rat's nest of wires under the dash looks familiar. Fortunately, with one exception, I have not had any issues under my dash. I did put a resistor in the circuit that reads the value in the key. Somewhere in the column the wire broke and the car would not crank. Thanks to the trusty internet, I figured out how to bypass the security circuit and simulate the resistance in my key. Anyway, I'm looking forward to your future videos where you do more work on the Buick.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars g havila1 says:

    At least the high beam switch isn't on the floor under your left foot. The only thing good about them being there was it was easy to get to them to replace when all the salt in upstate NY rusted them out regularly.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kirk Nelson says:

    when you had the camera down there looking at the brake switch it looks like the cover was not snapped in place, maybe from someone else digging around under there.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brasolt04 says:

    Friend has 95 lasabre he got for a 1000 bucks super comfortable just needed the the intake done on the 3800 now it runs like a champ and is super comfortable love buicks. I had 07 lacrosse with the 3800 i loved but a deer got her not as comfortable as the 95 though.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bluejay Outpost says:

    Incandescent bulbs the hot ones. Sure like brake and turn led.bulbs

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Albert's Auto Diagnostics LLC says:

    Can you talk about how you started your shop and how long it took to get where you are?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Defender Mender says:

    Rule Number 1 of mechanic club: never tell him i'm not in a rush for it.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Begley says:

    Waiting for part 2

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Goodrich says:

    My question is, why are these connections not up to the task of carrying the current? Seems like bad design on the face of it.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert hallsworth says:

    surprised that thing is still on the road even from Florida but you will keep it driving

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Luque says:

    I thought fingers were called biscuit grabbers…just saying…

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Ram says:

    No lie, its always those out of state cars that have funky problems. Specially Florida cars😂

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Papi Rivera says:

    LOVE MY ROADMASTERS. ALL THREE. 🥰😍😁

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Jacobs says:

    Eric, I was helping drive the Lady across the street with a 95 Le Sabra, 54000mi in Schenectady, you are right about the way the Car Floated down the road, had the 3800 in it. Fun to drive. It's still around.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joey Merriman says:

    why did you get a new switch when the cable was corroded?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D.A.L. says:

    I love my 96 Roadmaster sedan with the LT1. It's got it's problems, but it's better than the new crap. Glad I watched this video. I learned some things about my car that I didn't know. And that's always a good thing

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Fuchs says:

    Wow you and your broken eaten wires. Well keeps you off the streets, until you fixem!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Horvatin says:

    Good trouble shooting

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    Again , the visual inspection is one of the most important things to do before the parts cannon is fired . I can't imagine what some hacks would have done without going through a wiring diagram and tracing it out . Diagnose Dan had a BMW with a bad " antenna " in the door handle on the security system . It was a no start . A shop put in thousands of dollars of parts – including a steering column ! I can't understand how they get away with it . If it's above your level , pass it on . Better to annoy a customer than kill them forever . Great find . A pile of tools only makes you a parts changer . A brain = priceless .

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dain Smart says:

    Ive got a 25 year old depresser the wife lol no just joking (she watching me)

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Claus Beelen says:

    So sad, someone forgot to use brake cleaner getting rid of the junk before putting together the connector, resulting in hight risistance, almost putting the car on fire. So what can you learn: When in doubt, always use break cleaner 🙂