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  2. I believe he charges $70.00 or so for a rebuild. You send him yours and he rebuilds it and sends it back. It's not a bad idea to have an extra one as these are one year only Reatta only switches. I believe I have an extra one or two and might be interested in selling one, however I am on vacation until March 3. However you can e mail if interested; lemke1044@aol.com
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  4. I can attest to the same as above. Great vendor, fair prices.
  5. Welcome to the forum! Jim Finn rebuilds headlight switches at a reasonable price. Email him at reattas60@gmail.com. Jim is an honest guy that has been supplying used and rebuilt Reatta parts for years.
  6. Hello... I am new to the Reatta Owners forum and looking for information on Headlight Switch rebuilds for a 1990 Buick Reatta. Does anyone know of a person or service shop that does rebuilds on a headlight switch? Would appreciate it if someone could pass along contact information. Thanks Paul H
  7. I'm currently on vacation in Texas and miss my cars. [We took the Enclave]. But when I get back I will be swapping the "upgrades" from the '89 Black over to the '88 Black [my new winter Reatta]. That would be the wiring for my Kicker powered sub woofer, MP 3 adapter lead, and a couple of other items. Then Hal can come for it... To keep this on the photo topic, the picture posted by Ronnie of owners and there cars will still be somewhat correct as I am pictured with my Red and the old Black . I still look about the same and so will the pictures.
  8. Every time I see this photo it makes me wish spring was here. I'm looking forward to going for a drive.
  9. Does it always stall when you put it in reverse or just when it's cold? Does it work correctly every time you put it in drive? If so it would seem the problem would be something wrong internally with the transmission.
  10. Had a weird issue this morning when I went to leave for work. I put the car in reverse and it stalled. Started back up, but tested it a couple times and every time I shift into reverse it bogs the engine way down. Seems to be specific to the reverse gear. Thoughts?
  11. Another option is Marck Barker at East Coast Reatta. He is a big time parts seller, dealer and does repairs of Reattas. He might be interested in your car for resale. He would be coming to that BCA National Meet I mentioned. At that price he should be a buyer.
  12. The BCA [Buick Club of America] is having it's annual reunion this summer in Ohio. They have a car corral and you could sell your car there. Or put it on Ebay with no reserve with opening bid of $700.00. While your car has a couple of issues it still presents itself well. I just bought one [1988 Black/Tan] with 190,000 miles at what I thought was a great deal at $1000.00. It was only about 90 miles from me so transportation was real cheap. If I didn't have so many now I would be heading your way...
  13. It is a good looking car and my favorite color for a summer driver. Don't lose hope. As Ronnie mentioned photos and a little more information should help.
  14. That appears to be a nice looking Reatta. If I were closer to you I would come and look at it.
  15. I'm a novice at selling a car like this, and I can assure you, if I were even remotely skilled I would keep the car and enjoy driving it during summers, as I did in the Summer of '18. I do know the history and there is nothing suspect about it, just a series of people who didn't drive it much and kept it garaged. The car is now in the garage of a family member, so I won't be taking underbody photos until the spring. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
  16. If you really want sell this car post lots of good photos so people can see what you've got. Post a good description and tell us what you know about the cars history. The more information you give about this car the better your chances are of selling it. Since you are from up north where salt is used the first question you will get is how much rust does it have, especially underneath.
  17. Good Afternoon, I'm not sure that anyone reads posts in this web place. This car is sitting in a garage in Lorain OH, and it's being neglected. Maybe white Reatta coupes are a dime a dozen and for that reason alone there has been little interest. The car runs, the body is close to perfect. The price now is whatever someone will pay. $1000, and the cost to tranport. This car needs to go to someone who will take care of it. Again, if anyone reads these posts and would step up to do right for this car, please call 740.262.1898.
  18. I recently decided that I would like to purchase a Reatta as a weekend car. I was 10 years old when the last Reatta was made and I have childhood memories of seeing the car on the road and thinking it was the most beautiful thing ever. I'm excited that I'm now in a position to realize my childhood dream of having one of these beautiful cars. I am keeping my eyes on the market to see when the right car comes up and then I'm planning on pouncing on it. In the meantime, I really want to spend some time with a Reatta--I can't even remember the last time I saw one in person. The trouble is, I have searched "for sale" listings high and low and there are no Reattas anywhere near me. I am in Orange County in Southern California. Is anyone local? Does anyone know someone in Orange County or LA that would be open to letting me check out their car? I would genuinely appreciate the opportunity to check out a Reatta and to learn from a current owner. Thank you for considering!
  19. 2Seater.......Yep, symptoms are that of a bad battery, and I still need to do the load test to confirm. Will do the load test as soon as I get a chance, and also the voltage drain test as shown in the "How To" section of this site. Get a couple problems fixed, and another one shows its head.....just the nature of the beast I suppose.
  20. Thank you for the offer... I guess if the switch doesn't fix it, then the CRT is on the way out of service.
  21. I have extra used CRTs if you are interested. However I am on vacation and won't return until March 1. I also don't know what I paid for them to arrive at a price. If interested I can be reached at; lemke1044@aol.com
  22. After the relay swap a few weeks ago, the CRT was working normally, but then the mode buttons around the edge became unstable or quit working. Drove the car this morning for 26 miles, parked for a few hours and when I started back home, the CRT went blank again. I thought I would be clever and replace the two RAP relays that I had swapped before to get it working, but after paying $40 for a pair of Standard Relays from the auto parts stores, I get no joy at all. I can hear the edge buttons working somewhat but the screen has gone black permanently, it seems. All of the fuses are checked and fine. I tracked down an OEM ignition switch from eBay seller for $45, so I guess that is the next step in repairs.
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  24. So we have good news and bad news? It is certainly possible to get a bad battery, or have a cell go bad but is it possible there is a loose connection somewhere between battery, alternator and ground? Is the battery actually getting the indicated charge, checked with a voltmeter at the battery terminals? It sounds like you have been covering all those bases so if that all checks out, it will need a charge and load test or there is a large draw somewhere pulling the battery down quickly. If nothing obvious, I would bet the battery is bad. I have experienced similar but generally with older batteries. Drive fifty miles, charging well, stop for 1/2hr, go to start and CLICK. No warning.
  25. Got the new Bosch O2 Sensor in and installed it. Old AC one in front, and the Bosch in the back: I installed it and today took the 89 Reatta out for a test drive. The battery had been on charge (low amp) since the prior day, and the battery was at 13.2 volts before I tried starting her up. Only got a real slow cranking attempt from the starter, as if the battery was almost dead. Checked the battery after the failed start, and it was now only at about 11 volts. I then charged it all morning and tried again after lunch......13.4 volts, but a super sick/weak starter action, but just enough to start the V6. Drove her 15 miles on the highway, and came back. GOOD NEWS!!!!!! No "Service Engine Soon" light coming on, and no CRT flashing that "Electrical Warning". So, the new O2 Sensor solved that problem. However, now I have a battery issue. When I was driving, the CRT screen was showing a constant 14.1 volts, but after getting back from the drive, the voltage was 12.8 and slowly dropping. I tried starting, but it was just a flat "umphhh", and the starter did not want to crank. I then checked the battery, and she was reading 11.2 volts. So I need to do a load test on the "new" battery.......I guess sometimes new batteries do go bad. Has anyone else had similar battery issues?
  26. yes I did fill the reservoir that way. The level was right at the mark. The other day I pumped the brake pedal until the accumulator was empty to check the level, it was slightly below the mark.
  27. 2seater is right. It's important to fill the reservoir this way. The reservoir will overflow if you add more fluid after the pump has filled the accumulator and pulled the fluid level down below the full mark.
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