I have a 96 4runner & the lights that are on the dash behind the heater/AC controls do not work 99.9% of the time. I can sometimes hit the dash & they will come on. So... this tells me that there is a short or loose wire somewhere. I have looked, but I can't find anything wrong. Any thoughts?
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Re: 96 4Runner - Help with Dash lights
You need to replace the bulbs behind the heater control. The bulbs have rather large filaments, and hitting the control sometimes makes the filaments "weld themselves" back together for a short time. I would not suspect a short or a loose wire.
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there is another fuse panel inside.
I can't remember where it is, but you should check inside/behind the glove box.... or..... driver side under the dash.... or on either side of the dash where the door would hide it when closed.
I know the dodge/chrysler dash light fuse also powers the license plate light, so turn your lights on and see if you have a license plate light or not.
Hope you can locate the other box.
If I remember rightly, on a mark 4 golf, the middle of the three heater control knobs pulls off. The bulb is right in behind it and lights up the whole panel. I would think a beatle will be the same. give it a try.
Correct. This panel is held on tightly and plastic interior pryors help. One it is started tho it will come off. Some control knobs come off too. The heaterr controller once out then needs to be taken apart carefully to reveal the little bulbs. These are unique bulbs not run of the mill. I don't think they are the same as the dash bulbs.hth
It will be a cable that will be disconnected. or broken. Youll have to take some of the dash apart to see the cable and follow it to the switch. Dont be affraid to take some things apart and when you cant see, use a mirror to help you see behind the dash. work the control and watch the action. You will fix this dont get frustrated. good luck
the problem is with the blend door it controls the blend of hot and cold air. there is a small electrical motor that can go bad or they can hang up you will probally have to take some covers off to find out whats going on
Sounds like the fan control knob has shorted out. You can check the fan "blower" relay and fuse in the engine compartment but you need to make sure the control knob is good or you will keep blowing fuses and relays. If your blower fuse and relay are good, then just have the control knob checked and replaced if needed.