Instrument panel light stopped working?

150

Asked by Nov 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM about the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Chrysler 2008 Sebring Limited- Instrument panel light not working - stopped suddenly -   function/ warning lights etc still working.  Checked dimmer setting.  Any ideas of the problem?  Does it have its own fuse perhaps?   Any help appreciated.  Thanks.  James


9 Answers

490

Did you ever figure out what the problem was? I have a 2008 Sebring, and the light behind the instrument panel come on and off randomly. It's not the dimmer, because all of the other lights work. Just curious.

37 out of 37 people think this is helpful.
150

Yes- finally reached the problem back in February. It was the instrument cluster that they suspected in the first place. To cut a long story short- many trips back to Mercedes (who deal with Chryslers now) - they changed this cluster part first thinking that this was the problem- but the problem came back worse than before. They tried everything- even stripped down another Sebring that was in at the same time to see if anything was different etc. They came to the conclusion that it must be the cluster again-it was! They had fitted a brand new part which had the same problem- but worse. The two parts were tested by Chrysler back in The USA and that was the conclusion. Sod's law or what!! The service engineers were excellent and did not give up and it was still under warranty at the time. Sounds like similar issue mate to what your Sebring has- started quite randomly going off and on- but nothing else affected on the panel. Hope you sort the problem. They did say that that was the only thing that it could be and couldn't understand that it was not fixed.

15 out of 15 people think this is helpful.
490

Excellent, thank you for your quick response. Unfortunately, my car is out of warranty. However, I was able to find one from a salvage yard for $65 total. I've already pulled out the old one, it isn't too bad, only 4 screws. So hopefully the replacement I got is working just fine. Sounds like these aren't very reliable if you had two of them with the same issue! Thanks again for your help.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
70

Having the same problem Ave320. How did the part from the salvage yard work out? If it did work, did you change the whole instrument cluster. Did the new cluster show the correct mileage?

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
490

It worked perfect so far. I actually haven't had much time driving since I replaced it; however the old one was not working at the time I took it out, and the one from the salvage yard immediately worked when I hooked it up, so it seemed like that did fix it. And yes, I did replace the whole cluster. It's easy though... the plastic trim around it pops right out (just pop out the side of the trim around the radio as well). It's 4 hex screws holding the cluster in, couldn't be much easier. The only bad part is that the mileage is saved within the cluster, so it did not show the correct mileage. I found the cluster on uneedapart.com. They had a listing of salvage yards that had it and their price. Plus I signed up, and ended up having a handful of salvage yards email me that had it in stock as well. I ended up going with allianceautoparts.com. I called them to verify it was what I needed, and they were very helpful, and seemed to be more advanced for what you'd think of as a "salvage yard". I got the cluster for $65, only had 18k miles. Hope that helps, let me know if you have other questions

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
70

Thanks for the info. Ave320

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
630

I had the same issue with my car and the problem was the inverter. Here is a video that i found on youtube done by vehix411.com. This might be helpfull. http://youtu.be/itMWFGs_tss

63 out of 63 people think this is helpful.
40

since the miles stay within the cluster. How does it effects my car by me leasing the car?

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
145

Or you can check this link of how to repair it if will fail again and there's no warranty around: http://dodgecaliberinstrumentclusterlight.blogspot.com/2014/06/repairing-dodge-caliber-dash-lights.html

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sebring

Looking for a Used Sebring in your area?

CarGurus has 2,981 nationwide Sebring listings starting at $699.

ZIP:

Search Chrysler Sebring Questions

Chrysler Sebring Experts

#1 Sparky222
Sparky222
Reputation 2,740
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 1,940
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 46,842 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler 300
341 Great Deals out of 20,338 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
852 Great Deals out of 78,719 listings starting at $1,677
Used Honda Accord
718 Great Deals out of 87,020 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
494 Great Deals out of 87,973 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
834 Great Deals out of 81,209 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry Solara
32 Great Deals out of 1,491 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Charger
284 Great Deals out of 26,751 listings starting at $2,250
Used Toyota Camry
831 Great Deals out of 89,155 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Impala
514 Great Deals out of 29,179 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chrysler PT Cruiser
16 Great Deals out of 3,186 listings starting at $1,990
Used BMW 3 Series
974 Great Deals out of 33,361 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Avenger
119 Great Deals out of 4,631 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $3,695
2009 Chrysler Sebring Limited For Sale
17 listings starting at $5,631
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited For Sale
14 listings starting at $4,900