Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Massillon, Ohio, USA
Drives: 2007 SpectraLX, 2006 SpectraSX, Kubuntu
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Have you checked to see all lamps are lit? If one is out (or dim) the flash will be faster. It will also indicate where the problem is. If they are all lit (or flashing) the BCM "may" be bad. Replacing it is not all that bad after removing the lower plastic "curtain" below the steering wheel... Be advised that there are two screws hidden behind the plastic panel located on the far left end of the dash that you can see only when the door is open. This panel is popped off to reveal the two screws... Then there are two more screws under the plastic curtain/panel. The top of the panel is also held in place with fasteners just like the left panel and the top "pops" off. The dash light dimmer and trunk release have removable plugs that you push in a tab and pull the plug out...
If you get one from the salvage yard check the part numbers match.
I'd follow the recomendation to label the etacs/bcm wires and take photos of the removal so you have some reference to look at during re-assembly of the new (used) bcm.. A little time comsuming but not really hard.
Last edited by DavesSpectra; 12-01-2012 at 11:16 PM.