Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The radio shows 'locked' on the display panel. Speedometer, and tachometer fuel level gauge all don't budge when we start/drive the van
If you have a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette after replacing the car battery, now the dash instruments don't work and the radio shows-LOCKED, I found the easy correct fix.
I believe it is the 60 Amp fuse #7 under the hood inside the battery cover (check your Manual to be sure).
Remove the fuse, wait about 30 seconds, put it back in, and WALLAH!.
Oldsmobile has actually put a white fuse removal tool inside the box-great service!
Posted on Mar 14, 2015
NEED RADIO UNLOCK CODE TO RESTORE RADIO
IPC INOP. SOUNDS LIKE IP CLUSTER IT'S SELF, COMMON ISSUE
Posted on Dec 28, 2013
Testimonial: "Thanks! Does IP cluster need to be replaced or is there another solution? Ex: unlock code Or does unlocking the radio also unlock the instrument panel?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the light bulbs are not replacable unless you can solder, you have to replace the complete instrument cluster, get one from a junk yard 100 bucks.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
SOURCE: Gas Gauge not working properly
First...how do you get 25 mpg...I get 21 or so!!!! Additives will never work on this. The price for the pump is $150-175 for an aftermarket unit.
I just did the tank job for the sender. Get an aftermarket pump/sender. DO NOT ORDER from RockAuto for this part...their listing is wrong. They send the gasket...which comes with the replacement. Replacing the unit is relatively easy:
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
I had a similar problem. Check your battery, it is probably on the verge of dying. My problem went away when the battery was replaced.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
I agree with the post about the tail lights. And the symptom about the brakes on when starting was also helpful. When I took off my rear tail lights and removed the top light bulb (top of the 4 is closest to connector) then repeat starting the car the problem is gone. I have a whole drawer of these bulbs that I removed, not because the filament was burned out, but because the base (similar to circuit card edge connector) had heat damage and melted. I am not sure exactly what the problem is but I think there are multiple conductors in the fixture which are too close or get moisture shorts. Anyway I hypothesize the circuit for daytime running lights is leaking current into the brake light circuit, and it causes that module that controls traction control and ABS to declare a fault. When you start with foot on the brakes the brake lamp is pulled on (I don't know if switches hi or lo) so that module doesn't declare the fault until you release the brakes.
I put in new bulbs and it works fine for now, but I know it may reappear some day then I will repeat, disassembly of the fixtures and inspect bulb bases for heat damage and clean out and replace. That is what did the trick for me.
Thanks Fixya and all contributors
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
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