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Old 06-15-2015
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Check the back side of your headlight switch. Give it a good push to make sure everything is still connected. I had my instrument cluster lights, all of them, go out suddenly. I also lost my clearance lights and tail lights at the same time. After checking all the fuses with a multimeter and swapping relays around, I pushed the wiring harness connector on the back of the headlight switch, and everything works now.
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ok I'll try that today and see what happens.
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3 of the 6 pins on my original headlight switch were burnt out. After replacing the old with the new, my headlights work, tail lights, 3 indicator lights (off, parking lights, and head lights) by the headlight **** do work.

Dash lights do not work still. Could all have my dash lights, not the warning lights, have shorted and all 6 bulbs need to be replaced?

If not the dash light bulbs which part of the wiring harness should I inspect next?

I am going to double check the fuses too.
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Your pictures and instructions for changing dash bulbs was extremely helpful, did the entire process in less than 75 minutes. Viewed the site prior to going to auto store to pick up the bulbs only had one problem. I found your site looking for how to get my check engine light replaced and your directions did not mention that there were other bulbs on the dash, the white connectors have small bulbs and the black ones take the 194 listed on pictures. Put the 6 new bulbs in for the dash lights found the check engine still out, switched the bulb from the gas cap to the check engine this worked. Took truck back to emissions test center, passed the test, good for two more years.
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Old 10-08-2016
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I have a lot of lights out in my cluster. I'll be getting them to fix it soon. Thank you for the close up view.
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I wanted to note that I just finished replacing the bulbs in my 2003 XL 2.3L and everything is exactly the same as in Post #1.
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That looks so nice. Can't wait till I get my lights in.
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Thanks for the how to. Made this job simple. 20 minutes.
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