Question about 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
When my lights are on, my dash lights flicker quite noticeably. The car starts and runs just fine (radio and heater). I notice this problem only when I have my dash lights on the dim setting. I turn off all of my other devices (radio, heater) and they still flicker a lot, even when idling. Please help!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
now this may be a long shot... but i had a similar problem on my cutlass. but it wasnt wiring...... it was from the tube running from the head of my engine...... the smell and smoke were coming from hot oil coming out of the crank case vent tube and then being sucked into the air inlet for the heater/ ac.
since a electrical wire's protective cover is petroleum based as is oil.... they smell very similar
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
It sounds like you have a weak water pump.When the car idles the pump doesnot circulate the fluid fast enough to get heat and the engine temp is hot.When you speed up the engine it starts to circulate a little and you get heat from the heater core.I would definetly put a new water pump,especially if your car has alot of miles.Your green ac light is on because you have the control on defrost,they all do this.Set the control to floor or vents and it should go off.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
SOURCE: 2006 Chevy Colorado - I got a significant amount of water on the floor of the vehicle. removed the water with a shopvac. Later I drove the vehicle and noticed it automatically changed from 2WD to 4WD.
Locate the IP to body harness connector, THIS CONNECTOR IS UNDER THE DASH HIGH UP ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE. Check to see if there is a water leak into the area and repair as necessary. Use a water hose to determine the source of a water leak and effectiveness of repair. Some examples of potential water leaks are: A-pillar seals, sunroof drain lines (if so equipped) and windshield/cowl sealing. Finally, repair or replace the IP to body harness connector, making sure no corrosion or debris is left on or between the terminals.
IT IS ADVISABLE THAT YOU REMOVE THE INTERIOR CARPETING AND DRY IT THROUGHLY. IT WILL MOLD AND SMELL REALLY BAD AFTER A FEW DAYS IN THE HEAT.
USE A WATER HOSE STARTING LOW AND WORKING YOUR WAY UP TO DETERMING WHERE THE LEAK IS. OR USING A FOAMING TYPE WINDOW CLEANER SPRAY IT WHERE YOU THINK THE LEAK MIGHT BE AND USE COMPRESSED AIR FROM THE INSIDE ON THE TRUCK FOLLOWING THE SEAMS AND WINDSHIELD.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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