Originally Posted by GriffeyFan
I have a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire. The first problem occurred a few months back when my digital odometer went out. It has never come back on. I had to take my car to a mechanic to get new brake pads and I mentioned this to him and he said he would have to take the whole dash out to get in there to see the problem. I was in a hurry to get my car back and figured "taking the whole dash out" would mean a bunch of money.
I haven't taken this back to get fixed b/c it sounds costly. Anyone have an idea of how much I'd be looking at?
I just noticed the second problem this morning. I have the daylight running lamps, which come on when I put the car in reverse or drive. This morning, the icon came on and then flashed a few times (and made a sound, like when you're turn signal is being used) and then went away and the "service" icon came on my dashboard.
I looked in my driver's manual and it says, "a flashing DRL light indicates a possible burned-out headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair a stuck DRL relay."
Does anyone know how to know which one it is? And if it's a stuck DRL relay, how much would that be?
My father in law had a similar problem with his Cadillac. Is it just the odometer or is it the dash? His problem was the entire dash went out and the Cadillac dealer told him they would have to take the entire dash out to replace the problem. It ended up being a fuse that had blown which is a common problem in those cars. Instead of playing hundreds of dollars to fix the car the fix is a simple $.25 fuse.