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Old 10-02-2007
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Trouble with cluster lights

OK, so I have no lights for my odometer; my ***** for the a/c, 4x4 switch; no lights for all needles (gas, speed, tach, temp, oil, voltage); no light for my transmission indicator (P N D 1 2). I do have overlays for the cluster face and they work fine (have been installed for over a year now without problems).

I checked ALL the fuses (inside the cab on driver's side dash panel, and under the hood) and all seem intact. I played with the dimmer switch, of course nothing happens, but it does still turn on the dome light and bed light (on third brake light).

Could the dimmer switch be bad (I replaced it over a year ago)? Did I miss a hidden fuse some where that controls these lights? Any help would be appreciated.

Oh, I drive a 1998 XLT 4X4 4.0L supercab.
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Probe the LB/RD wire coming out of the dimmer.
If it's got power, and varies with the dimmer wheel, check G200 near the DS fusebox in the cab. I think more would be inop if G200 was bad tho'.

If you didn't have power out of the dimmer, LB/RD, then probe the BN wire going in the dimmer. If no power there, then your parking lights probably aren't working either. Then it's either the Parking Lamp Relay or the Main Light switch, or a fuse.
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It could be the bulbs in the dash. I had the same problem several months back. I remove the dash and replaced the bulbs from auto zone. They were pretty cheap. Took a couple of hours to fix.
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