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#281 of 336 no tail lights or dash lights on 2002 cruiser
Aug 08, 2010 (7:21 pm)
i have n tail lighys or dash lights all fuses are good and put new bulbs in
#282 of 336 guages, dash lights dead
Oct 11, 2010 (8:46 am)
2004 PT.. dash lights all went out, guages don't work.. once a month I hear a ding.. everything works for about 2 minutes, then .... gone again.. any clues ?.. thanks..
#283 of 336 Re: REAR TAIL LIGHT BULBS BLOW/SHATTER and more [buttons44]
Oct 15, 2010 (4:29 pm)
I'm having the exact same problem with the driver side stop/tail light bulb.. However, I have not had the melting issue yet. First time it happened the bulb was shattered. Second time, the bulb had a hole melted into it. Third time it was shattered again, and as a result, I got a traffic warning for driving without a brake light.
These three incidents have happened within a three month span.
I've considered getting a toggle fuse for it, to try to alleviate the symptom, but would prefer a real fix - especially if it can be done on the cheap.
Any solutions will be greatly appreciated.
#284 of 336 No start/Alarm goes off/Dashboard malfunction
Dec 18, 2010 (1:26 pm)
I have a 2001 PT Cruiser, the other night the alarm starting going off. When I went out and checked the car some of the dashboard lights were on like the key was in the ingnition-Air bag/Oil/Seatbelt/Engine. I was able to start the car but 20 mins. later it was dead. Replaced the battery and car ran great the whole day. That night the same thing happened with the alarm and dashboard lights. Has been at the mechanic for 3 days and no resolution. It runs fine all day but in the morning they come in and battery is dead. They can't find anything that is draining battery out. This is my only transportation and can't afford to get anything new. Any suggestions...Please let me know!
Feb 18, 2011 (6:19 pm)
i have a 2005 pt cruiser,defroster ,windows,and ac.stopped working.checked the fuses.what else could it be...
#287 of 336 Re: Fog lamp switch won't turn off (gmshafer) [gshafer]
Mar 23, 2011 (5:52 pm)
This happened to me 3 times. Took it to the dealer and was told that they replaced the battery, bulbs and a wire and was told that would take care of the problem. It did for about a 1yr and a half then the fog lights would not shut off again. Took it to the dealer and was told that it was the steering column that needed to be replaced. Had it replaced and seemed to be fixed. NOT! 3rd time as I was taking the off ramp on the 101 fwy to my destination the fog lights came on, on it's own and the smoke came out of steering column and it started getting hot. I was lucky that I got to my destination and that my brother (a mechanic) was around and was smart enough to safely take out the fuse for the fog lights which prevented what could have been fire, damage to the car or even harm to me. Went to a good mechanic and he replaced the steering column with an after market and I haven't had the problem so far. I did file a complaint with safercar.gov.
FYI, I saw today (3/23/11 on nbcla) on the news that 2 young girls were killed by a rental car (PT Cruiser) from fire that came from the steering column that there was a recall (I was never notified of one) on the steering column but that rental cars by law don't have to have them done. A city official is making it law that car rental agencies have to get the recalls done on their rental cars too.
#288 of 336 can anyone tell me how to set the clock on 2001 Pt Cruiser, no manual
Apr 02, 2011 (7:58 am)
#289 of 336 Re: can anyone tell me how to set the clock on 2001 Pt Cruiser, no manual [postie65]
Apr 02, 2011 (10:55 am)
Easy..to the right of the clock, and above the EJT CD button are two spots. One is labeled H and the other is labeled M (Hours..Minutes) Take an ink pen or something similar and press on the H spot to advance the hours, and on the M spot to advance the minutes.
#290 of 336 Re: Fog lamp switch won't turn off (gmshafer) [iflores]
Apr 02, 2011 (10:56 am)
This happened to me long ago..I just pulled the fuse.