Late model GM instrument clusters are not servicable. cluster replacement is the only option. Another option may be that the light bulb itself has burnt out. You know see this as the odometer is still working when you shine a light on it. The light bulb is dirt cheap but in order to get at it you have to take the entire dash apart just to get at it which will cost you a few dollars.
You have to remove the dashboard, then remove the instrument cluster. On the back of the cluster, you'll find that you can unscrew the bulbs from the back and replace them. I've done it myself on my own 99 Sunfire --- CanadianCynosure
AnswerThe 98 Pontiac stores the odometer in the instrument panel cluster. The odometer can be reprogramed either by the dealer or there are companies that will re-program it for you (seach google, there are lots). Or you can buy the odometer programmer for about $1000 but its cheaper to just send the cluster module in. (not only is it legal to reset the odometer; its required in most states when you replace the engine. The odometer is required to reflect the mileage of the engine *NOT* the vehicle)
You have a bad alternator.
Because it is broken!1994-98 Mustang Odometer Gear Repair KitDisconnect the negative terminal.I took my instrument cluster out and found the above mentioned gears to be, decomposing, there was a good instructional video out there. simple. the light switch is an offset washer spring, shove a screwdriver blade in the slot and pull.
yes gm makes all bell housings the same
the 98 sunfire haz a 57.2 litre gas tank
I have a 98 sunfire with the 2.4L and it is getting about 35m/gal on the hwy.
usually on the driver side door
under the dash
On a 98 Pontiac Sunfire, the red color of wire goes on the terminal marked "B" on the starter. This terminal is located close to the battery of the vehicle.
This should help you out; http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1995-to-2005-pontiac-sunfire-6.htm FriPilot
Have a look at this web site; http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1995-to-2005-pontiac-sunfire-6.htm FriPilot
My wife has a '98 Sunfire and to the best of my knowledge, there isn't a P.C.V valve. (I haven't been able to find it!!) There is no pcv valve on the sunfires year 98 and newer.
You have to remove the tail light lens cover from inside the trunk- there are about 6 nuts holding it on --the whole cover comes off and bingo there are your lites for the Pontiac emblem that lights up!! There are no lights persay just for the Licence plates on my 96 Sunfire and I assume the same on a 98
Push and hold the odometer reset button while at the same time turning on the ignition without starting the engine. After 5 seconds the light will go out.
check the fuse
You normally fill the transmission by way of the dipstick tube.
in the dash behind a panel behind the stereo
On a '98 you hold the trip odometer button in while turning the ignition switch on. Continue to hold it in until the light goes out. (About 15 - 30 seconds, I think)