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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

May 092004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The drivers side headlight was dim and it made it very hard to see at night. The has received numerous tickets about this problem. The consumer has noticed this on two or three vehicles a week on Cavalier's and sunfire's. the consumer called the dealer and they said they had been having problems with the wire harness in this type of vehicle.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 282000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the dashboard is not secured by anything, that it can be lifted out by hand, the consumer has been experiencing electrical problems with the wiring and possibly this could be one of the reasons with, the alternator has been replaced and is still not working correctly.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 281998


  • miles
ABS brake light comes on when the car is in idle. Turn the car off and it will go off. Problem could not be duplicated, . dealer states the harness wires are defective, hazardous to drive vehicle.

- Costa Masa, CA, USA

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