Question about 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
I've found more than once that a faulty ground wire somewhere close to the light is what causes it to dim.
Posted on Dec 08, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: i have a 2000 monte
Your blend door actuator (also called air temperature actuator) motor is bad. It's pretty common. The bad part is located under the dash on the driver's side, toward the center of the dash It is mounted on some AC ducting, with the top of the unit facing toward the driver's door.
Here's a forum thread discussing this issue (not monte carlo specific, but the pics of the part and the general location of said part is nearly identical. They take out a passenger side actuator motor in the thread. Driver's side is similar):
For a temporary fix if you're slightly inclined to working on cars, get under the dash and remove the plastic covers hiding the wiring in the driver's foot well (a couple push tabs and a couple phillips screws is all that holds it up). Locate the driver's side actuator motor (it's partially hidden by some wiring, you'll have to reach up there toward the center of the dash to find it), remove the unit (2 gold colored phillips screws and a black connector, a #2 phillips bit in a quarter inch socket applied to a small quarter inch drive ratchet works well here), and then manually flip the blend door to the "cold" side (there will be a little knob sticking out of the AC ducting that you'll see once you take off the actuator motor. Just grab that knob as gently twist left or right to make the air temp hot/cold).
Here is a cheap place to get a replacement:
GM wants $100 for the same part, not including the labor to install it (probably $45 to $90 for labor)
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
SOURCE: 2000 Monte Carlo SS (89,000 mi)
That slushy brown stuff is signs of a blown head gasket. Have a code scanner hooked up to find out why the light is on, it will probably show coolant temperature sensor. Just out of curiosity, check the pvc valve (if your car has one), and see if it's clogged. If it is replace it, the crank case is not getting ventilated.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
SOURCE: pulsating or flickering lights
your car is in denial.... Have your battery load testest. If it has any plate issues it can mislead the alternator regarding its state of charge abd, by all means make sure your battery cables are clean and tight. good luck
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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