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My dashboard lights are always dim, even in bright light.

My dashboard lights are...

My dashboard lights are always dim, even in bright light.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

There are no bulbs --- LEDs only. It is a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tahoe yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing. I'm trying to get an idea of what might be wrong.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The sensor does not appear to be covered. And the dashboard brightness knob or switch seems to be frozen.

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At night are the instrument bulbs illuminating well enough?

Is this a new issue that just happened or has it been there for 8 years?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The issue has just cropped up in the last week or two. These are not the bulbs that light up the speedometer, etc. These are the LEDs for the radio, odometer, etc.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I should mention that I am just trying to get an idea of what's wrong. I am an older guy and can't be doing any under-the-dashboard work myself.

The BCM is what controls these LED lights so the BCM would be to blame here for this concern.

Now that I have posted a partial or complete answer, you will see you can rate me. The deposit you have already paid is not transferred to me until you rate me. I would like to receive nothing less than 5-star excellent ratings. So if we are not there yet, please reply and let me help more. If you're not pleased, let me know because rating bad does not result in a refund, there are better options. Rating now will not close this post nor prevent replying. Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What is the BCM? Is this something that can be fixed or replaced? Where is it located? Approximately what would it cost to have it fixed?

BCM is body control module. It has to be replaced. It is below the HVAC control. About 550$ parts and labor.

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