I installed a new radio in my 1998 Honda Passport. Everything works fine with the exception of the dash lights - I've checked the fuses and they are OK. I was very careful with wiring. Any reason the new install would effect the dash lights?
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Re: new radio installed - now dash lights don't work
Most factory stereos are wired to the dash dimmer switch. Usually if the dash lights go out after an after market stereo installation, it is because the wire that originally went to the factory stereo is not used for after market stereos. Double check the fuses and ensure the wire that controlled the lights on the factory stereo is not grounding out on something.
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You have probably connected the dash auxiliary wire with a wrong wire on the aftermarket radio. Such scenario should pop a fuse and probably kill the lights.
Try disconnecting the radio and see if that solves ur problem. Then u probably need to rewire.
there is a regulator for the display brightness, you may have it turn'd down or it has stopped working;. it controls the brightness at which the dash lights are. usually has a speedo sign on it. goes up and down. it works with the main light and is conecter to them on the same lighting board if it has gone then a new light swtch control switch will be needed.
What fuse? Is it an ignition fuse? You could go to autozone.com and get free wire digrams. All you need to do is register which is also free. The diagram may show the fuse panel and you can trace what fuse is blowing to what it powers.
I'm guessing you're talking about the dash light aound the radio. The dash lights around the radio share the same fuse with all the other lights that come on when you turn the parking light on. If the other light are working then your fuses are fine. What i think might have happen was when you took the dash cover off, the bulbs behind it might had burn out. You might want to try new bulbs.
Sounds like the fuel tank sender unit is faulty; keep in midn that the Passport fuel gauges can be calibrated, and won't work properly when
out of calibration. Your local Honda dealer has the tools to calibrate
the sending unit/fuel gauge assembly. That's the first thing to try,
after that if there is still a problem you may have an issue with the
sending unit itself or the fuel gauge on the dash.
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