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Transmission Light & Dashboard Flickering

I have an '06 GC with 48K that's been a dream vehicle, never had any problems. Last week the transmission light came on in the dash, so I checked the manual and it said to check the fluids. Did that, and added some to it but it wasn't too low. The light still comes on, but not always, it's intermittent, which makes me wonder if it's a good or bad thing, :) The van seems to shift fine. Is there possibly some internal sensor that triggers this light at a certain mileage so you know it's time to change the tranny fluids? Or is that wishful thinking! Also, I notice that the electronic display for the odometer, etc...flicker when the AC is running. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Todays transmissions are something you really don't want to neglect, as it gets pretty expensive. Yes there are speed sensors, solenoids etc, that are electronically controlled, that can be causing that. Personally I would get it in to a dealer, and have it scanned & diagnosed a.s.a.p. to avoid making a small problem, a big problem. Is that powertrain not still under warranty?

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