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Old 08-31-2006, 02:16 AM
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Well, the first being that when I shift into R, N, D etc. The little square around the letters arent there.. I just have to go by judgement, which is easy but It would be nice to have that function back..

Secondly when I use my right turn blinker it does the double fast blinking (as if a bulb was burnt out) but no bulbs are burnt out.. Just another one of those really annoying things.

If anyone could help me out with those that would be awesome. Thanks-
 
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Welcome to the site.

Can you give us some info on your vehicle, like year etc..
 
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Yes, welcome!

And like Rob said, we really need to know more about your vehicle.

On the blinker issue, if you cannot find the problem and all of your bulbs are working, you can buy a heavy duty flasher that will not do the quick flashing, but I would check ALL bulbs and sockets by removing them from their housings because there is definitely a fault somewhere causing this.
 
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:45 PM
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Its's a 99 2 door zr2.
 
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ORIGINAL: mscott03

Its's a 99 2 door zr2.
This information comes from the GM Service Information DVD for 2005 and it is in table format there but the table does not transfer with copy/paste....

Document ID# 388524
1999 Chevrolet/Geo Blazer - 4WD


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PRNDL Display Inaccurate or Inoperative
Step Action Value(s) Yes No

1. Did you perform the Instrument Cluster System Check?
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Y=> Go to Step 2
N=> Go to Instrument Cluster System Check

2. The following symptoms are covered in the IPC Symptom Reference Table. Do not use this procedure in order to diagnose the following conditions:

PRNDL displays PARK but no other gears.
PRNDL displays all of the gear positions except PARK.
No gear is displayed on PRNDL.
Is the problem being diagnosed listed above?
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Y=> Go to Instrument Cluster System Check
N=> Go to Step 3

3. Use a scan tool in order to command the cluster to display each gear on the PRNDL display.

Does the cluster display the proper gear when commanded by the scan tool?
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Y=> Go to Step 4
N=> Go to Step 6

4. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
Move the gear selector through the range of gears while monitoring the PRNDL state with a scan tool.
Compare the scan tool data to the PRNDL display on the cluster.
Compare the transmission position read outs on the scan tool to the IPC PRNDL displays.
Does the PRNDL display agree with the scan tool data?
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Y=> Go to Step 5
N=> Go to Step 6

5. Compare the scan tool data with the PRNDL display.

Does the scan tool data accurately indicate the position of the gear selector?
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Y=> Go to Instrument Cluster System Check
N=> Go to Symptoms in Engine Controls - 2.2L or Symptoms in Engine Controls - 4.3L

6. Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Replacement .

Is the action complete?
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Document ID# 388524
1999 Chevrolet/Geo Blazer - 4WD
 
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It looks like the instrument cluster is likely the problem, but that's a fairly expensive repair. There is also a possibility that there is a wiring problem to the cluster. Pretty much impossible to diagnose without a scan tool.

Looks like the dealer might have you there.

You could always check the price at the local junk yards.
 
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Default RE: 2 slight problems

I dont ahve the indicator thing working on mine either, but that's a completely different problem/solution for me. I just, like you said, use judgement. but with the blinker, I'd just take it out put it in again, maybe try a different bulb. could it be something with the fuses too? i dunno, I dont know much about those things but thats what id do for starters
 
 
 
 
 
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