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Electrical Short In Steering Column

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$200.00
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced the arm with the light switch (1 reports)
1999 Pontiac Sunfire electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232006

(reported on)

Sunfire SE 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

There was a short with the wiring right behind the steering wheel which caused a puff of smoke, soon after my rear brake lights and my ABS brakes to stop working (the warning light was always on).

They replaced the little arm thingy (technical term) with the light switch on it and everything seems okay now.

I'm including this only because someone else with my car model described problems with brake lights and Anti-lock brake problems. Thought perhaps it could be the same problem

- , Bathurst, NB, Canada

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