Gauges and check light problem and speakers
All my guages but my rpm was working but then slowly all of them stopped working one by one, then the check gauges light flickers when slowing down, going downhill, or when maintaining a speed but shuts off when accelerating i have checked the fuses and looked up wiring diagrams but can't find one thats accurate, then all of the speakers in my blazer on the driver side of it wont work and i have checked the speakers them selfs but they all work but i would really like some help to get these problems solved.
My car has 193000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hi there. There appears to be more than one electrical issue with your vehicle.. A common issue for GM vehicles, is IPC (instrument panel cluster) related concerns. Diagnoses needs to be performed to rule out a poor electrical connection at the back of the IPC. The speakers on the left side not working, may be the balance on the radio was inadvertently changed. It could also be a poor connection or internal stereo/radio failure. I recommend having your vehicle’s inoperative electrical components, IPC and radio be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.
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Check your gas cap first. Many vehicles have a loose gas cap indicator that will be triggered before your check engine light comes on. If your gas cap is loose or the seal is not tight, the vapor leakage can cause your fuel system to trigger the check engine light.
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Will your check engine light turn off by itself? In most cases, successfully repairing the issue that caused your light to come on will cause the check engine light to turn off automatically—but only after 10 to 20 “cycles”.
If the check engine light illuminates, it will either blink or remain constantly illuminated, depending on the problem. A blinking light, or in some cars a red light instead of a yellow or orange light, indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. Either way, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic.
Your Check Engine Light may indicate a simple problem that`s easy to fix—such as a loose gas cap that needs to be replaced. It could also be a warning of a serious problem that could damage your engine components. Your Check Engine Light blinks or glows depending on what`s wrong with your vehicle.
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