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2005 Chevy Aveo LS Dashboard lights won't come on

Hi,

I just bought a 2005 Chevy Aveo LS and I noticed that at night the dashboard lights don't come on even after I have switched the headlights on. There are no lights even at the gear stick so I cannot see anything while I am driving at night in terms of which gear am i using..Whether I am in R, P, N or D.
I am not able to see the speed or anything else on the dashboard.
The lights for the clock and CD player still work properly.
Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks,
Rupen

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  • greenacres10 Oct 23, 2008

    My dashboard lights were on then they would go off and now they are totally off. I checked the fuse box inside the car and the fuses seem to be okay. Has anyone had the same problems and come up with any solutions?

  • goat05 Nov 11, 2008

    hi guys also have same problem what does the pack look like is it the white looking one by has a burn mark on it???

  • goat05 Nov 11, 2008

    i also have the same problem anyone try to go to the dealer???

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    i have the same problem and the dealer said there are no problems

  • erin_young83 Jan 15, 2009

    I have a 2006 Aveo, and my right tail light, as well as my dashboard lights are not working. I have had all fuses checked. I have changed the bulb on the tail light, but it still won't come on. I was pulled over last night, and fortunately did not get a ticket after I almost cried over all my car problems. I have printed off complaints that others have posted with this problem, and taking it into the dealership tomorrow. After all the problems I have had with this car, it is war time!

  • hokearmy Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problems and complaint with no dash / shifter lights. Where exactly is the splice pack 101 that one reader noted and how do you fix the problem that it has?

  • Rina0801 Jan 24, 2009

    We also have a 2006 Chevy Aveo and our dashboard lights do not work. We have checked and changed all the fuses. HELP?!

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    As well as the no lights in the car. My passanger side parking light have gone out with it.

  • mminc2875 Mar 11, 2009

    I have the same no dash lights and no right side running lights. Some one knows how to fix. Please help

  • cetjat Mar 26, 2009

    Same Problem, But is not the light Switch dimmer (Or a muffler Bearing) I am currently Working on the Underhood Fuse panel also.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    interior lights don't work, passenger running lights don't work. all of the fuses are fine, however,at in the engine fuse block where all of the lines come it to the fuses the white box is burned and melted. i worry that it is dangerous to drive the car.

  • vbbv200 Apr 16, 2009

    I also have the same problem with no dash board lights and right rear tail light. Sometimes they come back on and stay on for a few days then,gone again.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    This is a common problem on the Aveo, I have researched the issue and found many complaints about the dash lights but no answers, I would suggest you use live chat or the premium question option to find someone with detailed information or even first hand knowledge of this repair

  • greg fogelman Mar 13, 2012

    in reading these posts- i have the same problems. i called dept of transportation government number and reported this. was told this is the only complaint against this car and year- thus without more people reporting to the government website and not independent website areas like this, there is no way they can go after chevy/gmc to get a recall done. dissatisfied SD driver with a pile....

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    bragsdale200 Nov 29, 2012

    Im having the same problem anyone up for a law suit?

  • John Paul Jul 20, 2013

    http://www.g3integra.com/side-jobs/chevy... Here is the website my wife and I found, step by step how to fix the problem. It worked for us and saved us money and no more tickets!

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The problems stated above seem to be caused by SP101 (specifically contact #1) being burned and contact 3 (dash lights), and contacts 2, 4, & 5 not receiving power. SP101 is located inside the fuse box under the hood. It is a white, 20 pin connector that splices wires internally. Either replace the connector and the purple/white wire, or solder/splice the wires together and solder or crimp. I don't know if the dealer sells the splice, I'm looking into that because I need it. I don't know why this splice malfunctions and the left side (identical) doesn't. Unfortunately, this is common in the Aveo and the dealer mechanics seem to be totally clueless!

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    bragsdale200 Nov 29, 2012

    Did you find that splice I now just having the same problem I want to do a class act lawsuit ?

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The problem with my car was: No dash lights, first left side front marker light and left tail light fuse blown, followed by: No dash lights, right side front marker light or right tail light. The fuse would blow instantly as soon as I turned the lights on.
Finally, after quite a few hours of troubleshooting and searching, I have found the problem in my car. (2004 Optra) The leads (wires) to the light for the ashtray were scraped bare and contacting the metal frame behind the ashtray. I assume this occurred over time from opening and closing it. (Guess I should've kept my coffee change somewhere else.) It was quite a job to get at it, but when I finally found it and unplugged it, (the leads to the cigarrette lighter are part of this harness also), the fuse quit blowing. I removed the harness, soldered the leads back together, taped them and reassembled it. (I would recommend using heat shrink tubing if you have it)
Success!!!!
Please note, this could take up to 2 hours depending on your level of experience. The glove box needs to be removed, as well as the cables for the heater controls. Note where they are routed for reassembly.
I hope this helps.

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Http://www.g3integra.com/side-jobs/chevy-aveo-lights-not-working/
Here is the website that my wife and I found. It is a step by step way of fixing the problem and saving money. It was easy to do and no more tickets for us! Don't pay hundreds if you dont have to.

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Just do you are aware this problem has a free remedy as it is a safety recall please check with the dealer campaigns

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I just had this problem. I took it to dealership and found out it was the housing unit for the right rear lights causing the problem. (It was burned out and plastic falling off). At a cost of $260.00 I now have lights once again.

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  • kidgirl Dec 04, 2010

    How much did the dealer charge you to diagnose the problem?

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Had the same problem. I took it to the dealer and after 4 hours of searching the found it was that a couple wires at the main fuse block were burnt. so they had to replace the wire harness to the fuse block

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

  • moe_1314 Mar 03, 2011

    How much did it cost ?

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It could be the SPLICE PACK 101 (SP101) at the underhood fuse block, I'm working on this same concern right now and am pretty sure that's it.

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  • madammdleo19 Apr 15, 2011

    I'm currently having the same problem the dash lights won't come on and the passenger side running light is also out along with the back lights on the passenger side. I replaced the fuses and the light bulb but no luck! where is the Splice pack 101 located???

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There is a little dial on the drivers side....just spin it with your finger...its the dimmer for the dash lights///

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