2003 Pontiac Sunfire speedometer

Tiny
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  • 2003 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
2003 Pontiac Sunfire

The instrument cluster has gone out for the second time in my car. The first time the dealership repaired it, this time my husband decided to try his hand at it.
Everything works but the odometer will not light up.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 7:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hello and thanks for donating

you mean after he replaced it with a new cluster the odometer doesn't work? If so, it's because when replacing the cluster you have to reprogram the odometer. This is done by your local dealer as they have the computer equipment to do so.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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All of the Pontiac dealers are closed in my area now including the one I purchased it from. I guess it's really not a big deal since the gauges work and that's what counts. Still annoying though after all the work he went through pulling the dash apart lol
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
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There is no GM dealer at all in your area?
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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GM will do it? Yes there is, in fact my husband was saying that he needs to bring our truck in for some recall. So all we should have to do is bring in the car with the original cluster showing the original mileage?

That will make my husband happy, he's been at his wits end he really shouldn't be working on cars lol
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Forgot to say thanks!
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Yup GM makes Pontiac so they can service it, just take the car over there so they can program it, not sure if you need old cluster or not but not a bad idea to bring it anyway.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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So we got it to the dealer and they said that the cluster was not good because they don't need to be reprogrammed unless they were built after 2005.
So my husband went to a u-pull and found another one
and it works great and reads the proper mileage.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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Great glad you got it fixed and thanks for that information.

Thanks for using 2CarPros. Com
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 AT 12:54 PM

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