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Everytime I jump start my car all the dash lights come on and drain the battery and the car will not respond.

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  • Ruth Fox Jan 01, 2011

    1996 2 door cavalier, battery is 4 months old, when the battery is charged all the dashboard lights come on and stay lit without the car being started.

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What model Chevrolet are we speaking of? Is the battery fully charged? How old is the battery? Can you post a more descriptive detail on what is occurring?

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  • GetMeOttaHere Jan 01, 2011

    The issue could be 2 things. Inside the the instrument cluster there is a module that controls the dash light function. If the module is bad or shorted out inside, the the entire cluster will need to be replaced. it could also be the ignition switch. There ia a series of contacts inside that may not be fully disengaging, causing the lights on the dash to stay on.

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