DASH WENT CRAZY.

  • Tiny
  • ctzimmerman
  • 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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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:37 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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It sounds like you have a cluster that has failed.

Roy

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:45 PM
  • Tiny
  • ctzimmerman
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Safe to drive?

Easy/cheap to fix?

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:48 PM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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I would not drive it as you cannot monitor the gauges

eays, but pricy

roy

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:50 PM
  • Tiny
  • ctzimmerman
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How would I find out what part I would need? Is it the whole instrucment panel or just a part?

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:57 PM
  • Tiny
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The speedometer and the fuel gauge both work.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 6:00 PM

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