Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Zurich, ON (Canada)
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Been having some weird electrical stuff the past few weeks, looking for a start point in troubleshooting.
Around Xmas, the high beam light on the dash went out, assumed the bulb because have about 3 other bulbs out as well. Other than that car was fine until this month.
2 weeks ago I was driving and the interior lights came on. Played with the light switch/knob and eventually lights went back off.
Last week, the odometer display was dead for 5min then turned back on. Today the same thing happened, except it didn't turn back on instead it came on slowly, only a few seconds but turned on like someone was using a dimmer switch vs an on/off switch.
Later last week, went into a parking lot and high beam light working again, indicating my high beams were on. Turned them off, tested a few times and was fine again. Shopped, came back to the car, and Tried the high beams again and if I pull on the lever the light flickers blue on the dash, I can see the car in front my high beams going on but won't stay on, soon as I let go, light goes off, won't click and stay on.
Gave up, started to drive away and interior lights came on again. Played with the switch again no luck, then on its own it turned off a few minutes later.
High beams, can you turn them on during day time? is there something that prevents you from doing so until night time maybe? Almost never use them, never tried in the daytime before so, not sure if related to the same issue or not.
Otherwise, the test is a bit annoying... not sure if a wire? fuse?
Any ideas what/where to start?
2002 Chevy Impala 3.4l - Navy Blue Metallic
Zurich, Ontario (Canada)