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I have a 95 cavailer.the car runs fine,but when i put the car in gear all my dash lights come on my abs light,air bag lights,and emerg brake lights come on,and my day light running ltghts don't come on at all,plus my raido only wants to work when i put it in park.like i said it only happens when i put the car in gear.SO when i park all the lights on the dash go off,i have replaced the ground wire from the battery,and stiil no fix.this is driving me crazy cause i have know idea what it is or could be.PLEASE SOMBODY HELP ME OUT.

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  • akronsfin247 Apr 13, 2009

    thanks alot for your info.im going to get it tested in a few.ill comment back later if i find any thing out.thanks agian

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Your going to have to trouble shoot the problem. The vehicle is new enough that it probably has a ECM running everything. You may have a short in the sensor switch for the shifter that senses the position of the shifter and tells the engine how to run for that gear. If it is not working right it can back feed to the ECM and cause all sorts of wierd things to happen. The ECM (engine control module) is not cheep to replace. I would also check all your fuses and relays on the fuse blocks to make sure they are working correctly. It could be as simple as a fuse blown, a trans position sensor bad, or other control switch, worse case the ECM will have to be replaced. I would take it to a shop and have them put the engine code meter on it and see what trouble codes it kicks out and go from there. Good Luck, RAC

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