Buick RIVIERA 1997 Owner Manual

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Electrical System Add-0n Electrical Equipment

N |[.‘tTICE:

Don‘t add anything electrical to your Buick unless you check with your dealer first. some

electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and the damage wouldn‘t he covered by your warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other components from working as they should.

Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your Buick. see "Sew icing Your Air Bag—Equipped Buick“ in the index.

Headlamp Wiring

The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breaker. An electrical overload will cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. If this happens. have your headlamp wiring checked right away.

Windshield Wiper Fuses

The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker and a fuse. 1f the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc, the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc, he sure to get it fixed.

Power Windows and flther Power Options

Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protoct'thc power Window and outer power accessories. When the current load is too heavy. the circuit breaker opens and closes. protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away.

Fuses and Circuit Breakers

The wiring circuiL-i in you vehicle are protected horn short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers.

Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the hand

is broken or melted. replace the fuse. Be sure you replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating.

if you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a Spare fuse, you can “borrow" one that has the same amperage. Just pick some feature of your vehicle that you can get along without -— like the radio or cigarette lighter —— and use its Fuse it it is the correct amperage. Replace it as soon as you can,

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