Question about 2005 Chevrolet Aveo
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.
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!
Posted on Jan 11, 2012
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)
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.
Posted on May 03, 2009
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.
Posted on Jul 20, 2013
Just do you are aware this problem has a free remedy as it is a safety recall please check with the dealer campaigns
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
There is a little dial on the drivers side....just spin it with your finger...its the dimmer for the dash lights///
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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