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Dash lights do not come on at night on a 2003 s10

At day time drl lights come on. at night i have no cluster lights.map light.just have 4x4 light,gear select light and mileage light. all the gauges work,radio works

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Check to see if you have power to the "ILLUM" fuse in the instrument pane fuse block (drivers end of the dash). there should be power with the headlight switch in the park or headlight position. If there is no power than make sure the dimmer control is not turned off on the headlight sitch. If is is not off than sheck for power on the dark green wire on the connector for the headlight switch. If there is no power an there is power on the orange wire than unplug the connector and jump those tow wires. If the dash lights come on replace the headlamp switch.

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to help.

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I FIXED THIS ISSUE IN MY CASE. NOT TOO HARD IN A FEW MINUTES.

I didn't know there was another fuse box in the crevice of opening the passenger door. It helped when I found that out in the owners manual.

Narrowed things down by checking to see if I had rear parking/running lights since I heard this was also the dash light fuse.
*I did not have these rear parking lights coming on, just when I would apply the brake*

Sure enought that 15A fuse was blown, its in the passenger side box. I heard in my searching for a fix that this fuse also controlled dash lights. Sure enough it does! ( I have 2000 base model 3.4 impala)

SO, Things worked after that, UNTIL I MOVED MY ASH TRAY IN AND OUT A FEW TIMES!!

The dash lights flickered a bit when I moved the ashtray in and out and after a few times I heard a POP! and no more dash lights just like before. Fuse was blown, and I didn't have another 15A that wasnt plugged in making something work. My ashtray light had not been working for the last while by the way.

SO, I pulled out a 15A fuse from the the slot that said CIG on the passenger side, I never use the 12v ports anyway. (used it for the rear parking light/dash light slot to get the dash lights working again.)

*But, the dash lights looked a little lazy, meaning I could see a bit of a powerup happening over 1-2 seconds to full illumination*

SO. then I went in the book and found out what fuses that had anything to do with the ash/aux outlet sliding tray which was good at popping the fuse that lit up the dash. I wanted to disable the ashtray light and 12V ports in the tray to be safe.

I already pulled the appropriate 15A fuse on the passenger side which I used to bring the dash and rear parking lights back. But also, I decided to remove the 10A fuse on the drivers side that was for the accessory outlet. ( it might have been labelled CIG?)

Dash lights come on fast and solid now, sliding the tray does not have an influence or cause flickering.

My car is old enough that I don't care about having to rearrange fuses to make things work, If end up needing the 12v ports I can put the 10A fuse back in since the tray needs to be held open anyway.

I hope this helps.

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Follow the wires to the firewall on both sides of the wall. Make sure none are soft or pliable, as well as burnt (obviously). There could be a short in these wires. Also, check the monitors on the motor itself. If you have had a heavy rain or snow, and they got wet, they could have been damaged.

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