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I have a 2001 sunfire. when I lock the car the alarm goes off every 10 minutes and the dome light comes on. the dome light also comes on when i use the brake? help!!!

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It sounds like you body control module is bad. the body control module runs everything inside the car. it is located under the dash right next to the colunm

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Interior dome lights stay on.

I would ask a clarification request but it can't be done for this format. Anyway. Does the car have any type of aftermarket add on? Alarm, remote car start?
The Bonneville has a very sensitive electrical system. If there is an add on device there's a possibility that it has failed. There's more to installing an aftermarket device in a Bonneville than a simple install in a 'normal' car.
Another thing to check is the trunk and hood lights/switches. It's possible that the switch is broken or failed and is causing you the problems. Check to be sure that the trunk light and under hood light turns off when closed. They do take quite a beating over time.
Hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Resseting alarm lockout in 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

turning left and stalling sounds like your power steering pressure switch is bad.as for other problem try unlocking drivers door using the key this should reset the factory alarm. also make sure you didn't miss a wire when reconnecting bat. look for 12gauge red wire near bat. this goes to computer if not connected car will crank but not start.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 04 pontiac sunfire battery light and panel lights dim

sounds like your alternator. if you have a multimeter then turn on your car and turn your headlights on/ac and heater fan on high/wipers on and blinkers on. once they are all on hook the meter to the battery and if it reads less then 14 volts then the alt is bad. or you can just take it to a shop and have it tested.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire stalls out after about 10 to 15 minutes of d

sounds like gas filder is stoping up

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2001 pontiac sunfire dome lights, and reading

If your fuse is ok . there is a problem with the unit where the bulg goes. if the unit is burnt or has melted it will need to be replaced.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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hello,
is this problem only with the drivers door? or all doors?
if it is just one door you should check the door open courtesy light switch located in the door jamb (it will be in the jamb towards the hood only accessible with the door open) its a small cylinder shaperd switch that sometimes sticks due to corrosion. if its stuck the car has no idea the door is open. if it is stuck try and free it up with some pliers and lubricate with some wd40. another thing could be that the lights are burnt out. check this by turnig your dome lights on manually by turning the headlight switch (this adjusts your gauge lights) all the way until it clicks ...your dome light should be on if not repalce bulb and try again.
As far as the door ajar beep...do you have an aftermarket stereo installed...because the stock radio makes the chime throught the drivers side speaker...
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