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Old 11-30-2006
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Dash Lights Don't Work

Ok guys, my dash lights and heater lights do not come on. We put a new fuse in it and that didn't work. What else could be wrong and how do I fix it?
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lol...

DISCLAMER: Im not saying you didnt do this, only a story...


I had a friend who owned like a 1986 Dodge Pickup and he drove almost a week without those lights on his dash because he couldnt figure it out. In the end he discovered that the dimmer was just the way down. I still laugh at him to this day about it...


sorry I know that was useless...just reminded me of it
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Trust me the dimmer isn't down. I would feel dumb if it was like that and I wish that, that is whats wrong, but its not!
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I believe you...didnt mean anything by it...

just thought it was funny
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Ok. But I need to get it fixed! I have a lead foot and I need to look down from time to time to see how fast I am going and in the dark thats impossible!
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my guess is that its the light switch and or the dimmer.
you said you checked the fuse so that cant be it.
or maybe something came unpluged, being that its a 93 who knows..
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my guess is that its the light switch and or the dimmer.
you said you checked the fuse so that cant be it.
or maybe something came unpluged, being that its a 93 who knows..

I know for sure that it isn't the light switch or the dimmer.... Could it be a short in one of the wires somewhere?
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Anyone out there with some sort of solution?
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Unfortunately wiring problems are hard to troublehsoot over the internet. :p
The best advice I can offer though 1. make sure you checked all the fuses. I had an Escort that the radio woudln't work in. Replaced the radio fuse and it stil wouldnt do anything checked the wiring, ran a bunch of short tests on the radio itself, (it wasnt radio it was a cd player but radio is quicker) come to find out the fuse for the interior lights was also connected to the radio circuit and it was blown. Replaced it and it worked fine. So check all of them even if you think they arent related.
2. If you have a multimeter (or know someone who does) an a wiring diagram of the lights, check to make sure the dimmer switch is getting power first from the light switch, then check to see if the dash light circuit is getting power from the dimmer switch. This may be something as simple as a loose ground wire, but it think its more likely that the dimmer switch has gone bad. ($hit happens)
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Ok I replaced the fuse and it blew that fuse. (Light fuse) I think its got something to do with a short between the radio and the lights.
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check the bulbs i just replaced mine a few mnths back i had the same problem u do...

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