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#164 of 173 a bit of information but if anyone could help, please do =)
Nov 14, 2011 (10:30 am)
I have a 2000 pontiac sunfire and it's obviously giving me problems. first and most threatening is the fact that it stopped shifting. Around 20 mph it revs at around 1800 rpm and 30 at 2500 rpm. it started after hitting a pot hole in my works parking lot. i took it to a shop and they replaced a fuse and it was good again. hit another pot hole going down a hill and it went out again. took it in again and they said it was a wiring problem, fixed again.. they i didn't hit a pot hole but a little ditch thing in the road that i go over everyday after work, it locked up and i had to pull over and turn the car off. turned it right back on and everything was fine but wouldn't shift again. took it in again and they said transmission. but there's to many electrical problems that persist to just ignore. left head light keeps going out, my right blinker light keeps going out, when i put my car in drive my head lights and dashboard lights flash fast about 4-5 times, then service light comes on. i was told to check my ground wire but im not sure where that is. checked the battery for corrosion and none. fuses look like they might be all burnt but yet the lights and such still work, so i'm not to entirely sure. i was also told to check all wires to make sure they are sending the electrical current where it needs to be. another told me that i should do a transmission flush. if that didn't work then change 4 of my (not sure what they are called, i presumed cylinoids but i know that's not it, it's in the engine though). i would like to just check every wire before spending any money cause it seems like the electrical problem might be the cause and nonetheless still a problem. any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
#165 of 173 Re: New battery, now gauges won't work & warning lights [annajo]
Apr 19, 2012 (1:57 pm)
Hi, Im having the exact same problem w/ my 98 Sunfire. Im glad you were able to prove that Walmart was at fault afterall. However, I purchased my Sunfire used w/ this same issue already in place. It acts up intermittently and didnt act up until I had the car for a couple days. I purchased it from a private owner and have no recourse.
Was the dealer able to determine what was wrong or causing the problem. If so, what was the issue and did it resolve the problem? I was told I need to replace the instrument (dash) cluster. However before I start changing random things, Id like to see what resolved your issue first. Thank you for your time.
May 04, 2013 (3:50 pm)
I own a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire. When my previous car had to be hauled off my daughter gave this car to me. I live in constant rain country and I am not able to protect this car from the rain sufficiently. The car has a ghost!! the door locks lock and unlock at will, Ha ha. The trunk unlocks in chime on the third beat. The cruise control goes out when hitting certain potholes. The top isn't wanting to close completely without some juggling of the handle. The tension of the brakes under my feet seem to be harder at times. Any ideas!!!!
#167 of 173 Re: Something wrong dont wanna run. [kabanasuk]
May 08, 2013 (2:10 am)
I have the same problem but I bought a new amp and installed but I own a 2002 Chevy Cavalier and sunfires r the same type of vehicle just different name. I was wondering if you solved your problem yet. If so hit me up at state_employee487yahoo.com. P.S. sometimes it will start but if I turn if off it will not start again.
#168 of 173 05 pontiac sunfire no tail lights, dash lights, fog lights or plate lights
Jun 08, 2013 (5:13 pm)
Recently purchased 05 pontiac sunfire. Everything was great untill I took it off the lot and then drove it at night when I discovered...... no dash lights, no button illumination on radio or a/c controls, no fog lights, nor does the fog light buttoned illuminate when pressed. No tail lights, no plate lights. Head lights work including daytime running lights and brights. All turn signal lights work except the 2 indicator lights on the sides of the rear bumper. All brake lights work.
Reverse lights work. I replaced the turn signal/headlight switch to no benefit. Also checked all fuses with multimeter, they were good. Please help!
#169 of 173 Re: 05 pontiac sunfire no tail lights, dash lights, fog lights or plate lights [jv1979]
Jun 08, 2013 (6:37 pm)
Sorry I have no idea what is wrong sorry
#170 of 173 Re: 05 pontiac sunfire no tail lights, dash lights, fog lights or plate lights [jv1979]
Jun 09, 2013 (8:12 pm)
So I decided to replace the radio based on a similar issue with a previous vehicle. Everything appears to be wired correctly, but while the head unit gets power (it will accept and eject cd's) there is no power to the display so the radio face does not illuminate. I'm not sure if I've compounded the problem or made it easier to diagnose but I thought I would throw it out there....
#172 of 173 2001 Sunfire No dashboard etc working
Jun 27, 2013 (3:15 pm)
Started my car on Sunday. Radio went out. Noticed later- no speedometer, RPM, temperature gauge or gas gauge. No inside light, no headlights. No Keyless entry. No tail lights or dashboard lights.
Windshield wipers, temperature fan, signals and brake lights all work.
Checked all fuses, all ok
#173 of 173 Re: 2001 Sunfire No dashboard etc working [saby1]
Jul 17, 2013 (4:00 pm)
I have the same problem as you. Very hot and humid right now. 2001 Sunfire does not like. Car would turn over but not start. Waited 2 days and tried again. Started but said my anti-thief was on. Radio does not work. Car runs but dashboard indicators do not work. Windshield wipers work. Fan for heater/AC works. So does AC. Been reading on internet possible problems. Electrical most likely. Maybe computer. I left the driver's window down half way in thunderstorm 2 weeks ago. Stupid thing to do. Suggestions? I am going to check all the fuses first. Would resetting the computer help?