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Old 05-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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All the meters in the instrument panel cluster suddenly stop working when I was driving. The pointers stay at the position before the meters fail, and all the lights and indicators on the panel are off. However, other functions of the car keep normal...

Could someone give me any suggestion how to fix it? Or should I go to the dealers? Here are informations about the car:
Malibu 2009 LT, V6 3.5 engine. It has run almost 40k miles.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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could be a fuse.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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I'm more inclined to think there will be a loss of communication code somewhere in the car. A loss of either of those fuses that feed the cluster should bring with it more symptoms. Did the cluster work normal again when you shut the car off and restarted it later?
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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had anyone been working under the dash just prior to the initial onset of this? any recent modding done to that car?
basically, a problem like this requires a tech2 to diagnose.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Thanks. It doesn't return normal after being restarted...
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Thanks. The driving was fine before without any problem since I own the car 8 months ago... I will take it to the dealership to see...

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had anyone been working under the dash just prior to the initial onset of this? any recent modding done to that car?
basically, a problem like this requires a tech2 to diagnose.
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