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Cadillac sls 2001 battery light on, abs light on, fuel gauge

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Cadillac sls 2001 battery light on, abs light on, fuel gauge not working, temperature gauge not working, sensors like temp. poutside, miles to go, etc not working. Battery is ok, just tetses by AAA. Alternator is new, less than two months. What is going on?
JA: I'm good. And you?
Customer: Seville
JA: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?
Customer: Just ABS
JA: Are you fixing your STS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: SLS
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really. Last time it happened two month ago or so replaced alternator and everything fine until now

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

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  • So far this looks to be a instrument cluster failure. Will it start?

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The car starts. You say it is a cluster failure. Can you expand on your answer? And what do I need to do to get the problem fixed and what is your estimate of the cost. Thank you.

Use a scan tool and access the instrument cluster inputs. If the cluster is seeing the correct results but not showing the correct results then the cluster will need to be replaced and the replacement programmed to the car. At a dealer about a 800$ repair.

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Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The cluster is the instrument panel correct? http://www.ebay.com/itm/311615814765

The instrument cluster has the gauges in it. The instrument panel is everything in front of the driver and front passenger. The ebay item is a cluster.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
OK. So I need to perform the test you suggested and if it shows that the cluster is bad, then I can buy a cluster like the ebay one and have it installed correct.

All of that is correct

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