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I have a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire GTX 2.4 engine.  My headlights have been dimming periodically while driving at night, now the daylight headlights indicator on the dash are blinking off and on. I'm not sure where my ground wire is if in case this is the problem.

Hi Sue:
very common issue on these cars. the forward lamp harness is bad. there are multiple splices in the harness and over time the elemnets creep into the harness and the splices corrode and then the dires break or there is high resistance in the harness. For what it takes to open the harness up and fix all the bad splices iyou better off to just goto the dealer and get a new harness for the headlamps. it's called a forard lamp harness and have that replaced. getting a used one from the junk yard is not an option because the same thing may have already happend aor will happen very soon. good luck :-)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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