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Old 06-22-2009
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My dashboard lights are no longer working for some reason. My headlights turn on but non of interior lights go on with them. Made it kind of tough driving home from my friend's house last night... Is there any general troubleshooting to figure this problem out? I looked through my manual, but couldn't figure out what fuse those lights use. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Try this SJB (smart junction box) passenger side kick panel
Fuse 33 which is a 5A fuse

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Old 06-23-2009
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Is the dimmer switch turn all the way down? If not check fuses. The bulbs may have burned out, but all of a sudden I think would be odd. I had to replaced 4 out of the 6 in mine when I bought my truck.
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that happened to me after i put in my radio.. check the fuses under the hood
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Is the dimmer switch turn all the way down? If not check fuses. The bulbs may have burned out, but all of a sudden I think would be odd. I had to replaced 4 out of the 6 in mine when I bought my truck.
Yeah I checked the dimmer switch.. lol. The cab light still goes on when I turn the dimmer all the way up. I got pulled over last night because apparently none of my brake lights work as well... Dunno wtf I did, the only thing I can think of is that I hit a really big pot hole the other day. So now my truck is not drivable.. no speedometer was manageable, but lack of tail lights it too much. I'm too afraid to mess with the fuses cause I don't want anything else to break lol
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ya i'd start checking all the fuses.. ur manuel should have a fuse list that goes along with the fuse boxes.. just start going one by one.. i had something similar happen to me, half my gauges went out in my 03, but i just never tried to fix it.. i could still see most of everything i needed.

have u done a recent wiring? like radio? more lights? etc... something might be shorting them out. if so re-check ur wiring just to make sure
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Nah man I don't mess with wiring haha I'm not too electrically savvy. Okay so when I'm going over the fuses, what am I looking for exactly?
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broken/ burn fuses
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U might need to pull the fuse out to tell if it is broke or not

The metal part going from side to side will either be intact or broke might even have black around if it blew

BAD FUSE


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Yeah I checked the dimmer switch.. lol. The cab light still goes on when I turn the dimmer all the way up. I got pulled over last night because apparently none of my brake lights work as well... Dunno wtf I did, the only thing I can think of is that I hit a really big pot hole the other day. So now my truck is not drivable.. no speedometer was manageable, but lack of tail lights it too much. I'm too afraid to mess with the fuses cause I don't want anything else to break lol

ya if you dont have dash lights then you dont have tail lights, at least on most vehicles thats how it is, i'd say you have a burnt fuse
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