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Both Tail lights and dash lights are out. Fuse is OK

Brake lights work fine but we can't get the tail lights and dash lights to work.

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  • mello151 Jan 15, 2009

    I have the exact same problem on the same car! Are you sure that's what it is? I'm not shy to working on cars but I just want to make sure that's what it is before I start taking the column apart. I'd love to save some money by not having to go to the mechanic, if that's the only problem.

    Thanks for the help!!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    keep changing fuses to tail light and dash light

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My dash lights and tail lights don't work, the fuse is fine? The dash lights flicked on and off for a week but now I have nothing?

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You may actually be able to save yourself some money if you have this problem. After taking off the defective switch you try and clean the contacts. (The spring in one of mine was stuck so that the contact never completed the circuit.) You may be able to just hit the contacts with a little sand paper and/or contact cleaner and be good to go.

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I had the lights on my dash and tail lights go out on my 1995 Grand Am 3.1 V6. After much investigation, it ended up being that the turn signal switch had gone bad. I got mine at Autozone - $79.99 for one with cruise, $69.99 for one without. SW860 for the non-cruise, SW859 for the cruise version. It is sometimes referred to as a multifunction switch - however, when I called and asked about that, it seemed as though the parts are NOT the same (MFS was much more expensive). Make sure you specify turn signal switch (that also controls the tail lights, headlights, etc).

In order to replace it, you need to remove the cover around the steering column - we couldn't get the lower part of the cover off and subsequently also had to pull the steering wheel (which also meant disabling the air bag), then remove the bad turn signal switch (which also controls the headlights, parking lights, tail lights, etc), pop in a new one, put everything back together (re-enabling the airbag) and then you can enjoy a life of dash lights and tail lights once again.

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I have the same car and had the same problem, these cars are notorious for the head light switch to fail.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Tail lights don't work, but brake, flash and hazzard work.

generally when the fuse is ok and the bulb is ok the problem is corrosion of the ground wire and connection to the frame, or corrosion in the bulb sockets. for starters go to any auto parts store and get an aerosol can of contact cleaner especially for auto bulbs and connections.

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I would trace that wire that feeds the brake lights, it appears that the wire may be broken or disconnected at some point.Find the colored wire and trace it all the way to the rear. You should be able to find the cause. Use a 12V test light to ground

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