I have a 1971 Pontiac Lemans which when I turn the wipers on, both directional indicators on the dashboard light. While this is happening, the turn signals and hazard lights all work properly, just the dashboard arrows light. Does anyone know why?

55

Asked by Feb 16, 2015 at 06:24 PM about the 1971 Pontiac Le Mans

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

74,215

It's a bad ground at the instrument cluster. If you have an aftermarket radio in there that's most likely the problem. My '70 Catalina did the same thing. The radio bracket was a ground strap for the instrument cluster. You're cluster is different than mine was but the ground issue is still the same. Be sure all the brackets behind the cluster are attached and screwed to the back of the cluster. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
55

Thank you. I won't be able to try it for a bit, got a bunch of snow and can't at the car now! Your answer makes a lot of sense, the car came with after-market radio, missing radio bracket, a couple tapped wires, etc.

74,215

You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click. Faxon Auto Literature in Riverside, California probably has a reprint of your original factory shop manual. I bought one for my '70 Catalina from them. They're reasonably priced and have a website. -Jim

55

Thank you!

74,215

You're welcome. Glad to help. Best of luck with your LeMans. -Jim

Your Answer

Le Mans

Looking for a Used Le Mans in your area?

CarGurus has 20 nationwide Le Mans listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Pontiac Le Mans Experts

  • #1
    Rucko
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    190
  • #3
    Daniel Perron
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac GTO
4 Great Deals out of 415 listings starting at $4,995
Used Pontiac Tempest
14 listings
Used Chevrolet Camaro
497 Great Deals out of 31,046 listings starting at $2,495
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $3,988
Used Chevrolet Corvette
108 Great Deals out of 16,076 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
437 Great Deals out of 42,780 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,086 Great Deals out of 57,187 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Nova
166 listings
Used Dodge Charger
428 Great Deals out of 35,051 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Challenger
228 Great Deals out of 25,434 listings starting at $7,950
Used Pontiac Catalina
26 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.