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Some Instrument Panel Lights Won't Work on2002 Saturn L300 Sedan

The left half of the dashboard lights won't work. This includes the control switch for ventilation and the switches for fog and hazard lights. This has all happened gradually over time. The DRL indicator light went off within the warranty period, but I was told it was too much trouble to fix because they would have to remove the dashboard and I didn't really need it anyway. I have gone through checking a number of fuses under the hood that indicate some relation with instrument panel with no success since all seem fine. Any ideas about getting the instrument lights back on?

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  • banas Apr 23, 2009

    Light behind tempature gadge is burnt out. Was told dash would cost $150 to be removed in order to replace at dealership.



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