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Flashing dash lights and gauges

2003 Impala - The dash lights (shift indicator, seat belt, air bag, battery, etc.) all start flashing, the fuel gauge and speedometer needles bounce up and down when the engine is started. At first this problem only continued down the road until the car warmed up, but now goes on throughout driving. Doesn't seem to cause engine running problems. I'm not sure this was a factor, but this seemed to have started when we had some very cold outside temps. We tried changing the battery after the problem started, but it didn't help.

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  • fernand robichaud Nov 15, 2011

    did somehone fix this problem

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Your Body Control Module could be going bad.

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How much does it cost for the bcm to be replaced ,and would this guarntee the solution

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

  • kyrie91 Apr 11, 2010

    my car is doing the same exact thing how much does it cost to replace the bcm ? and did this solve your problems

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