Failure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Moduleon Chevrolet Malibu

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

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Average mileage : 111,286 (8,130–245,000)
8 Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013
15 people reported this problem
10 people shared problem details
Still working on it but I beleive this is the problem. All fuses are fine everything works, exept the instrument lights.
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Dash lights are not working. Can't see speed and how much gas I have.
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dash lights blink on and off
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confirmed. It is the dimmer module.
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Lights on instrument panel just went out. Dimmer control switch won't work!
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu135,000
my dimmer sparked and smelled bad, haven't fixed it yet
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Panel light dimmers fails after initially starting vehicle in darkened areas sometimes fails during driving when panel should illuminate during dusk driving.
Dash lights are not working. Can't see speed and how much gas I have.
cant wait for gm to go out of business totally non transparent company after 3 years its the new owners problem the build garbage because their never forced to smell it old blood old designs fix and repair daily
1998 Chevrolet Malibu245,000
panel lights not working and cigarette lighter,as well as accessory lighter not working
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