Dash board lights?

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RIVIERACOLEMAN
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
When I turn on the ignition the radio and dash board lights some times come on and some times they do not. The key is stiff and sometimes it will not start
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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 AT 4:45 AM

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STEVE W.
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Sounds like a failing ignition switch or cylinder. These were subject to a recall for the ignition switch so you might want to make sure that was completed. If not here are the instructions in the diagrams below to show you how to replace the ignition switch which should fix the problem. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 AT 8:16 PM
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LADAWN
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Thank you for this post I had this problem and had to get a new ignition switch from the dealer cost me $162.00 all fixed I love this site.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 3:56 PM
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FRIDAY5PUD
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I am driving a rental car and I had no dash light come on this morning. There is no indication in the book as to what this means. Is there somewhere I can go on-line that would give me a list of what these warnings are and what to do about them? Thanks!
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 3:59 PM (Merged)
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SERVICE WRITER
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It sounds like a fuse is out here is a guide to help you test them with the fuse locations below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 3:59 PM (Merged)
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FLEX19149
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Hi I have 2007 impala my dashboard lights comes and off but the heat and Ac still work but no dashboard lights didnt check fuses yet because they come on then go out somtimes it stays off so I was thinking cant fuses
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:00 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Have it scanned for codes and check connection to cluster and body control module I tmay be a body control module however. Or a lan/data line broken
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:00 PM (Merged)
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GBROWNEYEZ41
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Interior problem
2004 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Automatic

How do you change the dash lights on a 2004 Chevy Impala? The light at the gas gauge has gone out.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:00 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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The dash cluster has to be removed to access the bulb sockets on the back.

INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT: The ignition switch must be in the OFF position when removing the instrument cluster.

1. Remove the instrument panel (I/P) cluster trim plate.
2. Remove the instrument cluster screws.
3. Pull the instrument cluster towards you and disconnect the electrical connector.
4. Remove the instrument cluster from the I/P.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

1. Connect the electrical connector to the instrument cluster.
2. Install the instrument cluster to the I/P.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

3. Install the instrument cluster screws.

Tighten
Tighten the instrument cluster screws to 2 N.M (18 lb in).

4. Install the I/P cluster trim plate.
5. If a new instrument cluster was installed, program the cluster. Refer to Service Programming System (SPS) in Vehicle Control Systems.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:00 PM (Merged)
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BAMAGIRRL722
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  • 77,446 MILES
My dash lights went about a week ago and now the instrument panel does not stay on. The lights on the radio also go out. I have checked all the fuses and they are good. What could it be?
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:00 PM (Merged)
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RENAUDTN
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Hi,

I have the same problem. After research online, it seems that it could be either a defective BCM or ignition.

From what I read on different websites, this is a common problem with impalas.

You can't replaced the BCM by yourself because I think it needs to be calibrated at the dealer. However, you probably can buy one online and take it to your dealer. It may save you a little bit of money.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:00 PM (Merged)
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BASTOOPS
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I would like to appologize if this turns into a long post. But it started about a year ago and has steadily gotten worse. So last summer I noticed this clicking noise coming from the dash. It would start when you unlock the doors or start the vehicle. It clicks for a few minutes then stops. While its clicking you can turn the vent control dial and the clicking will stop while the vents change from floor to front and then it starts again. Well a few months ago I was driving and noticed a burning smell coming from the dash. It went through this fit for a day or two where all the inside lights would flicker like a strobe light then all the sudden it just stoped, almost like a fuse burnt out or somthing. Shortly after that most of the dome lights and dash board lights quit working along with the driver seat, the seat will go up or down, but it wont go forward or back, I dont know if its the motor that controls the seat or if its also related to the other problems I am having. It seems like all the lights that quit working are on the same circuit. I dont know if its a fuse or somthing. I'm sure its all linked together somhow. Any help or information is appriciated. Thanks.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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I am going to tell you what you may not want to hear(read), This will require a trip to the dealer to have the B and U codes read, On these new models, this is the first step, and believe it or not, will save time and money by not guessing and throwing money at it blindly.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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RHALL77
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I agree, most likely the cause is a bad body control module. This is very common in the impalas
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Always nice to have backup from Mr. Goodwrench!
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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TIFFANY COUBAL
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No dash lights at night instrumental panel is dark when car is running at night. I the fuses and the is still no lights at night on the dash or the radio. What could be wrong with the lights. The light come on during the day but there are no lights at night
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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SEANGRANT00
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Have you checked the dimmer?
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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TIFFANY COUBAL
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Yes I've tried the dimmer and the lights still are not readable. They work only during the day light.A so as it gets dark outside the sensor kicks of and the dash lights are dark.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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SEANGRANT00
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It sounds like the dimmer. During normal light conditions or day time, the dimmer is not used and a default max light setting is set. After it becomes dark, the ambient light sensors turns on the dimmer and it goes from there. Check power going to the dimmer and let me know what you find.

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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:01 PM (Merged)
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BOBSHOP
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I asked the question about "dash lights in a chevy impala'03 LS", your repy was to check fuses and rhetsostat, I did all this and they still dont want to work. Any more suggestions?
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:02 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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So the dimmer for your interior lites, has no effect? Any applicable fuse, did you check for voltage on the fuse circuit, using a voltage tester? Even if the fuse is good, if no voltage, the circuit is dead.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 AT 4:02 PM (Merged)

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