2007 Digital Information Center (dim)
March 30, I purchased a pre-owned 2007 Chevy Malibu. The unit called, (DIC) "Digital Information Center" in the middle of the dash was so dim that I could not get any use from it. I didn't pay attention before I purchased the car because I though it was part of the CD player which I have no use for. I tried the light control knob under the steering column to no avail -- the only way I could read the display was to have the car in a dark space or at night.
A week or so ago, I was driving through a heavy rain, I noticed the display was considerably brighter than it had been.
When I got the book and found out what this was, I would like to have use of it. I returned to the dealer from whom I purchased it. The salesman tested it and told me they couldn't remedy the situation and it was my problem. I called the local Chevy dealer and talked with the shop foreman. He said it would "probably need the whole unit replaced." I asked for a "ballpark" guess as to the cost, and he told me "about $300."
I would like to have use of this, but my available funds were largely depleted with the purchase of the car. Any advice?