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Old 02-07-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Talking Dash light and Gauges not working

Hello All!! This is my first post and I was looking for help. We have a Red 2009 SS Five Speed that has been great, until today. At first start up of the day the Gauges in the dash did not work at all. After 30 seconds I turned the SS off, waited a short time and when I restarted the SS the gauges started working. The gauges worked for about 30 seconds and have not worked since this morning. I have been in and out of the SS running errands all day with about ten stop and restarts during the day. Also Since I drove the SS in the dark I noticed the dash lights do not work either. Everything else in fine. Radio, heat/ac controls all the other lights work fine. I can also hear the turn signal clicking away when I turn but cannot see the green arrows ij the dash/ gauge area. Any help would be very much appreciated
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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Well first off, welcome to the group, glad to have you here! First I'd check all the fuses both under hood and in the panel located on the passenger side of the center waterfall. You may have a fuse blown or a relay that came unseated. Its important to press down on each fuse and relay in the under hood fuse block as they can work loose and cause issues, its one of those HHR things. Keep us posted.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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We had a similar problem with our 2008 HHR and took it back to the dealer. They reprogrammed the computer (apparently there was some type of service bulletin on it) and we haven't had it reoccur since. May want to inquire with them.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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My mom had a similar problem with her Saturn VUE, she had to go to the dealer and have the computer reprogrammed. Even if you are past your 36k, I believe that there is a service bulletin on it so chevy should cover it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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Update : I checked the fuses and also made sure the fuses and the releys we seated firmly.
Went to the Chevy dealer today to have the computer reprogrammed. The tech said that the computer was not able to talk with the dash lights or gauges. Tech said he felt that the dash pod w/ gauges needed to be replaced.
Anyone here have experience removing the gauges? I would like to tackle this myself. Thanks in advance!
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Hello All!! This is my first post and I was looking for help. We have a Red 2009 SS Five Speed that has been great, until today. At first start up of the day the Gauges in the dash did not work at all. After 30 seconds I turned the SS off, waited a short time and when I restarted the SS the gauges started working. The gauges worked for about 30 seconds and have not worked since this morning. I have been in and out of the SS running errands all day with about ten stop and restarts during the day. Also Since I drove the SS in the dark I noticed the dash lights do not work either. Everything else in fine. Radio, heat/ac controls all the other lights work fine. I can also hear the turn signal clicking away when I turn but cannot see the green arrows ij the dash/ gauge area. Any help would be very much appreciated
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Hello! I am having a similar problem now, wondering what resolution was on yours...

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Unfortunately an answer may not be forthcoming very soon, the OP's last forum activity was on 8/12/2013.

I'd suggest starting a fresh thread describing your specific issues, that way more input is possible on solutions.
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