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Lights that show mileage and what gear car is in goes on and off

I cannot tell my milage, what gear I am in or use the odometer. Every once in a while the light does come back on for a while..

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem with mine. But mine dashboard light does not turn on at all so I don't know how much mileage is in the car, I just know that the 1st gear is park, 2nd is reverse, 3 neutral and 4 is drive. So I just count the gears when I am ready to drive the car.

  • dbach484 May 12, 2009

    my mileage lights and shift lights are out



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There is a short in the instrument panel. You will have to replace the entire panel or send it off for repairs. I just replaced mine with a used one from my local auto salvage yard. I have a 2002 Century and the instrument panel was from a 2001 Century. There were 2 types of instrument panels made, one from the USA and one from Canada. If your speedometer has kilometers on it as well as MPH, then it is the Canadian version. Mine cost $65 to replace. I was quoted almost $200 to send it off for repair. I have had several problems with my car, so if you have any questions, I might be able to help. My email is

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