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    Dashboard Lights dim or brighten at random

    I'm new to this forum and to my Chevy Cruze as well as i've only had it a few months. I drive 80 miles and 45 minutes to work and 45 back. I started to notice that the dashboard light on the vehicle info screen and the radio screen will be really dim (because thats how i had it set) and they will randomly brighten for no reason. I could be driving on a long stretch of highway with no trees and it will brighten for a few minutes then go dim for a few minutes then brighten again. It will do this the whole trip and it seems like it's consistent. Dim for a few minutes then bright for a few and back and forth. Could it be a fuse? Anyone else have this issue?
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    I used to have a Ford that had LCD displays that blinked to the beat on the stereo, but I'd say the dealership needs to take a look at it. Does it only happen while underway, will it do it in the driveway idling? I could find nothing on GM Techlink relative to this problem, so you may have to begin with the dealership (hopefully that will not be a bad experience). I wonder if it is the alternator/battery going in and out of charge status? Perhaps a battery cell going bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlnn12 View Post
    I'm new to this forum and to my Chevy Cruze as well as i've only had it a few months. I drive 80 miles and 45 minutes to work and 45 back. I started to notice that the dashboard light on the vehicle info screen and the radio screen will be really dim (because thats how i had it set) and they will randomly brighten for no reason. I could be driving on a long stretch of highway with no trees and it will brighten for a few minutes then go dim for a few minutes then brighten again. It will do this the whole trip and it seems like it's consistent. Dim for a few minutes then bright for a few and back and forth. Could it be a fuse? Anyone else have this issue?


    Dlnn12,
    I would like to congratulate you on your new Cruze! I would suggest that you take your vehicle into your local dealership and have them look into this for you. They are in the best position to diagnose your vehicle for you. Please keep me posted on this issue. If you have any further questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact me.
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    I have experienced the same thing you have explained. I THINK the instrument panels seem to dim/brighten when the exterior lights automatically turn on at dusk, however, they reset after a short period of time. I'm going to have my dealer check into this.

    Let me know of any solutions.

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    when this happens, look to see if the head lamps are switching between daytime running lamps and actual head lamps, might have a faulty ambient light sensor.

    or, to help narrow it down, when you start out, turn the auto head lamps off and see if it happens.
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    I have the exact same issue, and took it up with my dealers workshop. All they gave me was "flip your light switch from auto to manual lowbeam if it bothers you"

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    Toby sounds like your dealership isn't very helpful. I have only had my Cruze for a month and a half and have had to take it back to the dealer a couple times for some minor bs that hasn't affected my love for it, but they have been nothing but greatly helpful. Hope that you get better luck in the future with them as if maybe that was a one time deal.

    Dinn I have noticed mine do this as well but not as often or regularly as yours has been. Mine seems to be random, anyways keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyToby View Post
    I have the exact same issue, and took it up with my dealers workshop. All they gave me was "flip your light switch from auto to manual lowbeam if it bothers you"
    Find yourself another dealership and call GM immediately. That's a BS answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyToby View Post
    I have the exact same issue, and took it up with my dealers workshop. All they gave me was "flip your light switch from auto to manual lowbeam if it bothers you"


    ChevyToby,
    I understand your concern with this issue. I would be happy to look into this further for you. Can you please send me a PM with your name, address, phone number, VIN, current mileage and the name of your dealer? I look forward to hearing back from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlnn12 View Post
    I'm new to this forum and to my Chevy Cruze as well as i've only had it a few months. I drive 80 miles and 45 minutes to work and 45 back. I started to notice that the dashboard light on the vehicle info screen and the radio screen will be really dim (because thats how i had it set) and they will randomly brighten for no reason. I could be driving on a long stretch of highway with no trees and it will brighten for a few minutes then go dim for a few minutes then brighten again. It will do this the whole trip and it seems like it's consistent. Dim for a few minutes then bright for a few and back and forth. Could it be a fuse? Anyone else have this issue?
    Dinn, did you ever come to the conclusion or have the service department find the cause of this? I experienced the same issues.

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