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Dash lights for odometer and shift display don't work

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  • zurastef Sep 03, 2008

    How do you get to the blubs

  • chevyrod48 Sep 08, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    odomemter and dash light out

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    odometer and night time display out

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    dash light & tail lights keep will not work

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    No Odometer, Shift Display, No Heat/AC, Radio is nonfunctional. I have checked all fuses, all good. Could it be wiring or a ground or possibly even the computer.

  • rbiagiotti Jan 25, 2009

    I have had the same problem for several months. I used to be able to tap the dash board and some times that would make it con back on, now the fuel gage is pegged at fuel, so now without a working gas gage or odometer i have no way of figuring out how much gas is in car. r/Rick B

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    dsah light for odometer and shift lever is out

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I cannot see how many miles I have on the car or what gear the car is in. Every once in a while the light comes on for a while then goes off...

  • hicks_mike Mar 10, 2009

    dash lights and odometer lights are out.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I have a similar problem. No odometer, no shift display, and some of the other lights on the dash display are intermittently on and off. I understand there are not specific bulbs but that the dash display comes as one unit about $350 and take a two to three days to fix at the shop. If any one has come up with a solution other than that, please let me know.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same issues with my 89 audi 90 quattro. Some of the lights work such as the oil, battery and the BIG OK light when you first star the car,but no dash lights. What can I do? Carry a flash light....

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    dash, heater and raido backlights not working in my 99 regal ls

  • jesse24722 Apr 02, 2009

    My dash/odimeter lights went off on my 2001 Buick Century. Does anyone know how I can get them back on? Thanks...

  • jeromeglasco May 08, 2009

    All my dashboard lights work fine but my gear shift lights on the dash are out...

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    my 2002 buick century is vibrating when accelerating ?

  • mred939 Sep 25, 2009

    I had the same problem, found out that there are resistor on the dashboard display. there is a commet on fixya about changing the resistors. a picture of the dash unit with the location of the problem resistors
    Just google it

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    The lights that illuminate the dash don't come on at night to enable viewing of speed odometer and other instruments



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I have similar problem. The LED light for gear information plus odometer won't shine on. I took
action to access the package containing the impacted part. I found out the problem originated
from the loose contact somewhere inside the package. The way I sorted out this real problem is
to squeeze/bend the plastic package; then, the LED light will show up and go off if loosing the squeeze.

This problem came from poor QA in GM Purchase. Somehow, the electronic connection became loose
after frequent vibration or owner usage during years of auto driving. If GM can't guarantee its QA, its
design should not bind an auto owner to make expensive amount for just one or two LED malfunction.

Wish this finding can help your problem.

your friend

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Check the 20 amp fuse in the lower left part of the fuse block under the hood. You might not have any tail lights either if it is blown.If it continues to blow, have it checked out.

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SOURCE: nothing works on dash board no lights or rpm speed odometer

check the fuses?

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar speedometer and odometer problem

Could be a ciggerette lighter fuse, usually cause this when it blows.

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SOURCE: 2005 Saturn Vue, no light in odometer, is odometer

the dash has seven or eight small bulbs illuminating the entire area, and approx 3 of them are for the speedometer/odometer area.

It seems odd that those are the first to go, but most likely the problem.
It often requires removal of the instrument cluster to swap bulbs. not too bad, but sometimes tricky.

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SOURCE: odometer not working right.

There are some cases of cold solder joints finally giving up after some time.

F150online has a how to in the electrical forum on this procedure, if you are comfortable with a soldering iron.

Takes a bit of time, but much cheaper than a trip to the dealer.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

SOURCE: Odometer display light is not working so I have no

I have 2 centurys and you cant see milage or what gear in either one. I have read you have to send the dash display in for repair, do a search to find who to send it to

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Became a member of the 300,000 mile club and was nearing 400,000 and the odometer and trip meter quit working. ironically, the dash lights went out also .other instruments are working.

Your odometor should continue to track miles and as led displayed Odometers and dash lights receive voltage on same line from headlight switch take it in for the dash lights and 400,000 mile club look out.

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