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#65 of 94 instrument panel bulbs
May 10, 2006 (9:26 pm)
The instrument panel bulbs in my 1989 GMC van are going out. Of course the owners manual has no instructions on replacing them. Is this a high priced dealer job, or is there some way I can do it. Also, anyone know how many bulbs are on the instrument panel I'm dealing with?
#66 of 94 Re: mritze [mritze]
May 15, 2006 (11:09 am)
I'm curious as to what you found. My 02 Tahoe started doing similar things. Low Battery message comes on, fuel gauge goes to "E", engine temp gauge jumps and goes "low", security light on, abs, air bag light also stay on. Then after driving for awhile, lights go away, however security light stays on. This condition sometimes comes back on and off while driving.
#67 of 94 Re: instrument cluster panel [reddodge]
Jun 01, 2006 (3:57 pm)
I too have the same problem and have at least 2 friends who have also had this happen to their dodges. 2 have been late 90's intrepids and one a 2001 caravan. Both took theirs to be repaired and can't remember what the diagnosed problem was. I am looking to do this repair ourselves. I think it is a common problem and easy to fix. I just don't know what to replace.
#68 of 94 Infiniti J30 ('94) dash lights out
Jun 14, 2006 (11:54 pm)
My dash board light just went out on my '94 Infiniti J30. I checked the manual, but there's no reference for replacing a fuse or bulb for this light. Went to the dealer & was told they'll need to do the repair. Cost estimate: $350!!! C'mon... isn't this something I can do myself, or have done more reasonably???
#69 of 94 Re: instrument cluster panel [scigal]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:17 pm)
I have a 2001 Dodge Caravan. About one month ago my instrument cluster started acting strange but only when the car was hot. In the cool mornings everything was okay. The early symptoms were the needles twitching slightly. It worsened until all the needles moved back and forth rapidly. Finally the RPM needle dropped off. Shortly after the display lights would come on and off. I finally took it into the dealer yesterday and was told the instrument cluster was bad. They gave me a quote of $625 to replace. I decided I would do it myself. I went out this morning and bought a repair manual for $20.00. I stared looking for a replacement cluster. I have found a couple for between $75-100. A word of caution if you plan to do this yourself. Disconnect the negative battery cable or you may cause the airbag to deploy while working. I really think this is a defect in the part. Too many people are experiencing the same thing.
#70 of 94 1996 skylark instrument panel replacement
Aug 03, 2006 (6:30 am)
trying to replace a instrument panel , the repair manual tells me to swapped the nvm chip from old panel to new panel but does not show location of chip ! can anyone help with this thanks
#71 of 94 2001 Saturn L series insturment panel snafu
Aug 07, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Have a 2001 saturn w/v6 the problem is that everynow and then the service engine light and maintance light (the little wrench light) will come on and all of the gauges will drop to nothing IE tach speedo temp ect these are analog gauges not digital vechicle will stay running with no apparant problems radio A/C headlights all still work but if you pull over shut of ignition then re start everything is back to normal till the next time then same scenario this vechile does have a factory alarm system also this problem only happens when my wife or daughter drive car it has never happened to me when i drive it which is only occasionally any info would be greatly apprecaited THANKS
#72 of 94 still electrical problems w/2001saturn
Aug 08, 2006 (4:56 pm)
as I put in my post yesterday still have not figured out problem but yesterday some more things happened lost park interlock power door locks all dome lights and A/C also went out have scanned but says no codes have also checked all fuses relays ect and all grounds every thing seems to check out ok also pulled out dash but no issues there either am wondering if the ecm is taking a dump but its still running fine and will drive down the road just fine am very puzzeled with this PLEASE HELP or stop by for the bonfire we'll be roasting a 2001 saturn HAHAHAHA.
#73 of 94 Re: 2000 Saturn [cordell]
Aug 15, 2006 (3:54 pm)
the light that you are refering to is a low coolant light the sensor is usally in the plastic part of radiator about 1/4 way down check to make sure shes not low on antifreeze in the resivoir as for the oil u did not mention how many miles are on car or if you checked oil right after it was shut off its possible the oil returns in the heads are plugged and its holding oil up there running back to oil pan very slowly if you encounter this again wait about an hour and recheck ypu may get a different reading then hope this helps
#74 of 94 Re: Infiniti J30 ('94) dash lights out [94j]
Aug 31, 2006 (4:56 pm)
There is a dimmer to the left of the stearing wheel (It is a ribbed roller built into the dash) Try tapping it to see if the lights come back.