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Diagnosis code often only a starting point

Diagnosis code often only a starting point

Q. I have a 2007 Camry that has a "check engine" warning light on. I took it to one of the parts stores and they told me the code was for an oxygen sensor, which I bought. I installed the sensor and cleared the codes but the light came back on. I'm a little frustrated because now I have spent money and time and still have the problem. Any ideas?   A. First off, you have learned a valuable lesson with a fairly inexpensive part. You cannot make a diagnostic decision based on a code alone. This is why the so-called "free diagnostics" that some of the parts stores offer is a bit misleading. I like to make the analogy that a code will generally tell you what aisle of the supermarket where you can find an item, but it does not tell you what shelf it is on. It takes a skilled diagnostic technician armed with the code, the right tools and the proper information to get to the bottom of most DTC's (diagnostic trouble codes) With theses codes, there is researc ... read more

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Why is my dashboard display not bright enough?

Why is my dashboard display not bright enough?

Q. I own a 2007 Chevy Malibu LE 4 cylinder with 46,000 miles. I love the car except for one thing: the information located in the radio area cannot be read on a bright day. This displays the time, temp, radio station, etc. On cloudy days it is fine. I have tried adjusting the brightness of the interior lights, which makes no difference. Is there anything that I can do to make the information readable on a bright day? A. I am not really sure what is going on here with your Malibu. Typically, when you have the headlights turned off, or if it is bright out and the auto headlights are off, your dash lights, radio and heater control will be at its brightest. When the lights are on you should be able to bring the brightness all the way up with the dimmer. Is the brightness OK on all the other controls? Has it always been like this or did something change? After a quick search on the Internet it seems several other Malibu owners are having this problem an ... read more

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