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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Question: Instrument Lights Wont Work

 

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Hokearmy, Fairfax Station, VA, January 22, 2009, 10:29
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I have a 2005 Aveo and the instrument and shifter lights began to go out intermittently. Now they are permanently off. All fuses check out OK. I suspect a loose ground or common power line, but am not sure where the most likely place to look for the problem. Based upon Internet searches, my problem is not unique. I hate taking an electrical problem into a shop since you never know what it's going to run you. BTW, I have owned the car for 3 years and I know how to make the lights work - normally.

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    rchavez January 22, 2009, 16:00
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    Instrument lights are normally powered by a 5 amp fuse you can inspect for power to that fuse only with the lights turned on. Electrical power signal needs to be inspected from Headlight switch to fuse and to Instrument cluster.We suggest you have a qualified mechanic Inspect your Electrical system.

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    Hokearmy, January 26, 2009, 19:07
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    I checked the fuse at the fuse block located in the engine comparment with a test light. While confirmed that the test light worked on components that I knew were powered, the fuse to the instrument cluster does not have power. At another website a commentator noted that the splice pack 101 may be defective. Any idea what it would take to replace this item (that is, how much should I expect to pay).

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    Visitor, July 04, 2010, 18:43

    I have the exact same problem. I checked the fuse and it is good. Also, the emergency flashers work fine and they are on the same fuse. Where is the splice pack 101 you are referring to?

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    surenuff, July 06, 2010, 17:32
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    Later; July 6.2010,tuesday

    I just got back from the dealer . They put my 2005 oveo car on machine .Found a shortage coming from a wire that was burned at the bottom of the 101 splice pack[box].Replaced the wire and found where it wasnt grounded, Hope this helps someone with same problem.. dash, rear light and front runner light all work now,, costed $166.80. Long way from replacing the pack. the pack would have run in the $1.ooo's .

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    Visitor, August 20, 2010, 14:21

    where is that 101 splice box located??

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    Visitor, September 28, 2010, 14:29

    Splice pack 101 is the white connector with 20 pins located in the underhood fuse box closest to the fender well. Several instances where bad connection may have caused high resistance and heat causing the connector to melt and pins to lose connection. These wires run from fuses to left and right marker lights and interior das lights, etc.

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    surenuff June 30, 2010, 07:08
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    did you get a solution for this problem, I am having same thing going on, they cant find problem ty for replying

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    Visitor, June 30, 2010, 17:56

    There was a short in the splice block. I have no idea how to fix it - I had to take it to a mechanic to get it fixed. This is apparently a common problem for Aveos.

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    surenuff, July 06, 2010, 05:38
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    taking to dealership today at 9 .. was it expensive to repair?

    Later; July 6.2010,tuesday

    I just got back from the dealer . They put my 2005 oveo car on machine .Found a shortage coming from a wire that was burned at the bottom of the 101 splice pack[box].Replaced the wire and found where it wasnt grounded, Hope this helps someone with same problem.. dash, rear light and front runner light all work now,, costed $166.80. Long way from replacing the pack. the pack would have run in the $1.ooo's .

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    njtps778 September 29, 2013, 19:35
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    Hi,I have a 2006 Chevy Aveo and had multy lights out. My fog lights ,dash lights,right front and rear lights and shifter lights were all out. I poked around on the not working tail light and it came on,along with all the rest of the non working lights. A thin blue wire has a break somewhere in line,rather than trying to find the break I cheated by splicing a wire from the working tail light to the not working one. So far all lights work great,some time the simple things work,good luck Ron.

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