Van Won't Start - Instrument Panel Dimmer Makes Clicking Sound - Any Ideas?
GM PART # 15150325
CATEGORY: Instrument Panel Dimmer
Today I went to start my van, but it was a no go. It doesn't do anything as if the battery is dead. No radio, no lights, nada. I just bought a new battery 3 weeks ago and tested it with a multimeter and am getting 12 - 14 volts so I know it's not the battery. The instrument panel dimmer however clicks like crazy when I open the doors or take the key out of the ignition. I went to GM and bought a new instrument panel dimmer, but the new one did the same thing, so it's got to be something else.
I noticed a few weeks ago that every other time I would turn the key in the "on" position, I would have to hold the key in the on position for about 1-2 seconds before it tried to start. This problem was fixed though when I got the new battery about 3 weeks ago. I don't know if this has anything to do with the problem, but I thought I would bring it up.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank so much!