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2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

2000 Pontiac Sunfire
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
23 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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September 14, 2013, 1:02 pm

Shawna J
 

Question: dash lights and trunk lights

I have A 2000 sunfire(auto, 4 door). The dash lights and trunk lights do not work( all other lights work). I have changed bulbs and fuses with no results, I also had a friend connect to the computer and no errors there either. At this time I cannot afford to take it into a mechanic for it to be repaired and trying to find other fixes I have little car repair knowledge, I also have a car manual but the electrical diagrams are not clear to me. If someone could assist me in finding a solution, then I could stop taking a cab to my security post. Thank you for your time in reading my post and any help would be warmly welcomed.


September 24, 2013, 10:17 pm

Richard W
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The problem could be with the light dimming system for the dash. But if the radio light come on then it's just the dash. If the radio lights are on you need to remove the instrument cluster and check the bulbs. If the radio lights do not come on then I would check the light dimming switch. Now as for the truck lights. Are you talking about the ones in the trunk or the tail lights out side the car. If you are talking about the lights out side the car that will have to do with the dash light also. Then I would look at the head light switch. Turn on the head lights and see if the front marker lights come on. If they don't check the relay under the hood or it will be under the dash on the drivers side. After you check the relay and all that looks good I would replace the head light switch. If you are talking about the trunk light. Check the trunk latch it turns on the light.


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