Chevrolet Cavalier Station Wag Car Maintenance and Repair Question:
I have a 94 Chevy Cavalier Station wagon with 170K miles. When I start the car all the dash lights (gas, oil, battery,radio/clock, etc) come on as they normally do to test. However once I turn the headlights on all the console lights and the radio and clock go black. Is this possibly just a fuse issue or a more serious electrical issue?
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I don't think your problem is a fuse. It sounds more to me like you have a bad ground. A bad ground will create more resistance, which in turn takes voltage away from the load. It should be as easy as cleaning up the existing ground or overlaying a new ground. You should take your vehicle to a certified shop or dealership to have this problem diagnosed properly. Hope this information helps.
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Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management answered on Aug 14th, 2007
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