1993 Pontiac Grand Am dash light dimmer switch burned out
All lights no car work fine, but the dash is dark except all the warning lights work and the "shift now" light comes on normally as does the high beam indicator. The problem is that the dash dimmer thumb wheel switch and on/off thumb switch on the dash is burned out. GM no longer makes this part. Other than a junk yard, any ideas where I could get (hopefully a new) replacement switch?
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check that dimmer is turned up ---and check connections around where radio work was done for damaged disconnected line connector also check dash fuses not just fuses from radio --or your radio may not be compatible to your dimmer circuit -most oem radios display are Incorporated with dash functions and after market ones are not
The first thing that comes to mind is that the dash lights scroll dimmer is scrolled all the way in one direction which manually shuts off all the interior lights, even if a door is opened. At night turn on the parking lamps and then scroll the dash lights dimmer until the dash, radio face, overhead console, etc is brighter. Turn off the headlamp switch. Shut off the engine and exit the vehicle. Interior lights on? Hope this helps.
Your shifter is a column shifter, not a floor shifter, right? Is the headlight switch mounted on the steering column? If so, then this "combination switch" may be the problem. If not, start looking for loose wires, especially ground wires, around the steering column area and the headlight switch area. It would also be a good idea to get access to a wire diagram from a factory repair manual and find out if GM had any Technical Service Bulletins addressing this problem. If I get a chance, I will ask around and see if any of my co-workers ever heard of this problem.
its easier to test them all get a test light turn your ignition to on position turn park lights on and dimmer switch to fully lit position now test each side of every fuse until you find one that only lights the test light on one side replace it. in case you have never done this before its easy the fuses have an open at both top corners stick test light tip in it and the other side to a ground.clean metal surface .
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Car Stereo Wiring Guide
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow Car Radio Ground Wire: Black Car Radio Illumination Wire: Brown Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Gray Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A Car Stereo Amplifier Location: N/A Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Dash Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Deck Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue
If your dome light is on whether you are go 75mph or not you my want to check your dash light dimmer switch to make sure it is not the cause of the dome light. If not Check you door switches to ensure they are working next check your door latches to make sure they are engaging properly the Bell is possibly a warning of possible passenger loss due to door insecurity
this sounds so simple you may laugh or not most cars have a dimmer switch that believe it or not get turned down by accident by kids messing or when your cleaning your car get turned down while doing the dash as this is the only thing between your fuse box and the light display i presume all your side lights are working yates210456