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#50 of 100 2006 Chev HHR gauges not working
Jul 26, 2008 (9:42 am)
I got into my HHR this morning & started the car...all was okay except for all the gauges were dead. Radio works fine...car runs great. There is a "warning" sound..but I can't read or see what the message is. The service dept at the local Chevy dealership is not open on Saturdays...big surprise!! Anyone ever have this problem. I'm don't know too much about cars...so any answers in "simple" terms would be greatly appreciated.
#51 of 100 Re: 2006 Chev HHR gauges not working [deezhhr]
Jul 26, 2008 (11:00 am)
Mine is an '08 new. It was suggested to me to check my fuses. I pushed all fuses and circuit breakers in. The fact that ALL of them moved inward was interesting. I have yet to have another issue. But I can tell you I'm keeping an eye on the issue of not having rear lights and making sure that I document the issue with OnStar.
#52 of 100 Re: 2006 Chev HHR gauges not working [hawktrap]
Jul 27, 2008 (2:15 pm)
Thanks I'll try that.
Sep 01, 2008 (2:20 pm)
Key won't come out and driving lights are on, seems as key is not shutting off everything even tho it is in off position. Car will start but shift can easily be moved back and forth in all positions. any ideas? GM says let the battery go dead and then we can send someone out. Of course everything is closed today - Labor Day.
#54 of 100 Re: Ignition key problem/ battery dead [jerane]
Sep 07, 2008 (6:46 am)
I've had the same problem...took it to the dealer, and a few weeks later, it happened again! I found an answer here (don't have the #). Under the steering column, there is a one inch square plug. Remove it and with your index finger find the button (it slides to the left) and the key will come out. I assume (probably incorrectly) that it will save my battery until I can get to the dealer AGAIN!!
#55 of 100 I too am having tail light issues...
Dec 03, 2008 (11:29 am)
I have a 2008 HHR, bought 1-2-08, and in Feb 2008, we had our first visit to the service dept because I was pulled over by a cop telling me I had no tail lights. We first didnt think anything of it, when all the interior dash lights disappeared, and I was going to make an appt with the service dept.....several days went by, then I was pulled over. Didnt realize the interior dash lights were tied in with the tail lights. Everything was fine for several months, then in Nov 2008, we were in Tulsa and the light was off again inside... before we left the airport, we realized we had no tail lights. My husband replaced the 10 amp fuse with another 10, and it blew right away. We replaced it with a 15, and shutting the hood made it blow. We put in a 25 to get home. Before we made it to service the next day, it blew the 25. The service dept couldnt find an issue, so they put back another 10. This lasted 2 weeks. On Sunday after Thanksgiving, we noticed no interior lights again. We had to pull off the interstate to get fuses (since we used them all up at the airport), and we put in a 20 to get home. Went to service for a THIRD TIME, and still, no one can find a problem. They have traced our wiring from start to end, and also checked the Tail Light Circuit Board. Nothing. Another 10 amp fuse is in now, and still working.......but I dont know what could be wrong. Anyone else with this problem? Thanks.
#56 of 100 Re: Loss of console lights and tail lights including brake lights [hawktrap]
Dec 03, 2008 (11:32 am)
What's the "IPC".......Im having tail light issues too.....
#57 of 100 Re: Lost console lt's and rear lt's again [hawktrap]
Dec 03, 2008 (11:33 am)
Yes I am......anyone figure this out yet? Mine has been to service 3x and they've traced wires and checked a circuit board.......nothing.
#58 of 100 Re: I too am having tail light issues... [amyf2]
Dec 03, 2008 (2:21 pm)
Amy, they had to change the whole fuse box in my HHR. It was loose and cuasing the lights to go out. It's not the bulbs in the tail lt's or in the dash It's a defective fuse box or lousy istallation of the fuse box by the factory. I also continued to have my course control drop out after the new fuse box was installed. Either the AC or vaccum leak is the issue. after the steering wheel started to peel and a dozon paint chips on my hood and squeling brakes... I traded my lemon HHR WITH 6,000 MILES ON IT; TOOK A $5,500 HIT and bought '09 GMC Envoy. GOOD LUCK
#59 of 100 Re: I too am having tail light issues... [hawktrap]
Dec 04, 2008 (8:41 pm)
Thanks for your reply. What's happening now is that I took it in on MONDAY this week, and by WED it was blown again. Drove to the dealer, the techs were all gone, so the service mgr put in a fuse for me and I went home. NEXT DAY, the fuse was blown again after work, drove to the dealer, no one was there, so a remaining service mgr put a fuse in, and that one blew before the hood was down! He put in a 25 in the 10 slot to get me home. We're taking it to the original dealer to get this resolved, hopefully once and for all. Im going to talk to them about the Instrument Panel Cluster (?)... IPC.... that someone blogged about on here, as well as what you've suggested as a bad fuse box. So far, we've got over 19K miles on this car, and knock on wood, no other issues as there have been on this blog. So far, this is just a pain in the ass more than anything. It seems to be happening more and more... this time 3x in one week. I'll keep everyone posted as to what this ends up being, so if it happens to others.......they will know what to ask for. Thanks again.