Mechanics

DASH WENT CRAZY.

1996 Pontiac Grand Am • 190,000 miles

I was coming home from work and the check oil light came on. Then the rest of the lights started flashing at the same time as the temp gauge and tachometer started oscilating between the correct measurement and zero. I checked the oil, it was low so I added it. Now when I start the car the dashlights all stay on, the rpms and temp gauge do not work. And the lights on the shift lever (its an automatic) are also dark.
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Ctzimmerman
April 16, 2013.



It sounds like you have a cluster that has failed.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 16, 2013.
Safe to drive?

Easy/cheap to fix?

Tiny
Ctzimmerman
Apr 16, 2013.
I would not drive it as you cannot monitor the gauges

eays, but pricy

roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 16, 2013.
How would I find out what part I would need? Is it the whole instrucment panel or just a part?

Tiny
Ctzimmerman
Apr 16, 2013.
The speedometer and the fuel gauge both work.

Tiny
Ctzimmerman
Apr 16, 2013.