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2004 pontiac sunfire clock and led radio lights out or very dim after dealer replaced cluster to repair temp. gague that was stuck on reading 250 deegres even when car was cold. They sold my lady a battery too because they said when their mechanic shook the cable acid was leaking out. She went right back to tell them the clock and radio led's were out and their now saying because we left the car lights on a week and a half ago and needed a jumpstart that were the ones who might have damaged the led's even though they worked fine until they serviced the vehicle. So now their offering us a new radio for $250 as a so called (good will?) gesture because jerry the **** weed from Woodbridge, N.J. Pontiac dealer claims its a $1000 value. Good deal or con job , sounds like the latter to me. Also we had gotten a jumpstart from AAA and he hooked up a computer to the battery and did a through check and we were fine. At this point I don't believe them there was even a battery problem until after the guy as jerry admitted shook one of the cables possibly causing an acid leak, I later checked the pan and didn't see any evidence of a acid leak. I know its a lot but I would really appreciate your opinion. Thank You Very Much. Sincerely, Ken M.

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I would take the offer to repair.

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SOURCE: 04 pontiac sunfire battery light and panel lights dim

sounds like your alternator. if you have a multimeter then turn on your car and turn your headlights on/ac and heater fan on high/wipers on and blinkers on. once they are all on hook the meter to the battery and if it reads less then 14 volts then the alt is bad. or you can just take it to a shop and have it tested.

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first you should double check to make sure the batteries are installed correctly ,then get the new car manual out of the glove box ,and check for the reprogram procedure for your remote . every car manufacture has there own procedure , example,I have 03 mustang mach 1 the procedure goes something like this.turn key to on position..put drivers side window up then down open and close driver door then turn lights on and off then radio on off and so on

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I would check the Maxi-Fuses, you may have blown the main fuse.

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Take it to another shop and have them diagnose it. The first shop could have misdiagnosed it. Let me know.

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04 pontiac sunfire battery light and panel lights dim

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