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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Service Variable Effort Steering message comes on every time I drive. No other service lights. What needs to be done?

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Hello, You need to read system with a scanner to Find out what code is set and what component, Wiring is causing the fault. Would be best to have system read with a GM scanner.

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To confirm what exactly is causing this problem.I recommend you to click the help link below and troubleshoot the problem :-----steering service light came on 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix?
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