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Old 02-27-2003, 08:33 PM   #1
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I have an 89 sse bonneville, and the compass and dic comes on at times and shuts off, i would like to know what the problem is with this i would like them to be on at all times, can someone help me?
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I have an 89 sse bonneville, and the compass and dic comes on at times and shuts off, i would like to know what the problem is with this i would like them to be on at all times, can someone help me?
My '93 does the same thing, even though it'* the next-generation model. Someone told me that it'* dirty edge connectors in the dash someplace.

When mine go out, I can bring them back by thumping on the lower-left edge of the dash near the left-side dashboard vent. One of these days I'm going to open it up and clean everything properly...
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will try this in the morning to see if it works. then ill haul it apart
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one tap and bam a whole new dash popped up, it flickers a bit, im going to open it and clean it properly, i have to clear the screen it says rotate tires change oil and tune engine, but its already been done. how do i go bout doing this..

thanks for your help, i now have the compass and dic working again!
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I have the same exact problem! My compass comes on sporadically and the dic almost never! I've tried banging the dash in different places to make it come on w/no luck--but when the compass does come on--just for the hell of it--I'll bang the dash and it'll go out! Any ideas?
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It'* actually fairly easy to remove. On my 93, I have to drop the column, but no biggie.
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It'* actually fairly easy to remove. On my 93, I have to drop the column, but no biggie.
What is? The dash?
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Yes....the instrument cluster. I'll look up your procedures......

Well, it doesn't say you have to drop your column, but it says you do have to remove the side and ws defroster grilles and speaker. Doesn't make sense. Mine was actually pretty damn easy.
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I haven't pulled my complete dash yet, but I've pulled the top and gauges off--seems like I can see most of the wires--but when I have enough time(also have a T/A and GN project) and the weather breaks I might drop my dash for the hell of it. This car has alot of electrical issues!! To use the headlights I have to use the twilight sentinel switch--the reagular headlight switch just turns on the 2 headlights-and that'* all!!
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Sounds like it'* worth getting in there!
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