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2001 Saturn SL Question: Dashboard gauges out



kate_1, 3.0L V6, Lake Worth, FL, June 03, 2009, 15:51

All the gauges on the dash were going on and off and now are off. Some months ago the car was flooded with water, this may be a concern?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, June 03, 2009, 22:55

    If the car was flooded with water perhaps electrical connections are now corroding. I would take apart as many electrical connections as I could pull them apart and perhaps use electrical cleaner (available form Radio Shack in an aerosol spray) and before putting connectors back together I would get a tube of di-electric grease (Permatex make it available from any good automotive parts store).
    There is a fuse in the fuse box definitely a 10 AMP I think it is marked Body Comp that supplies power to the instruments ensure it is receiving power and is good. The electronics in this car do not like corrosion.

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    kate_1, June 04, 2009, 09:36

    Thank you autotechpat!

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