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How do you repair an odometer that does not light up in a 98 Sunfire?


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2015-07-15 20:51:49
2015-07-15 20:51:49

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.


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