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Dash board and back light are out

Dash board lights and back lights are out I've change the fuse several times, only to have it burn out one after the other. What's going on?

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  • hightower777 Feb 14, 2009

    My Sportage 1996 model has also developed this fault too. It's an intermittent fault.



    Did you fix this problem Divagirl?

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You have a short in the wiring. if you are not able to read an electrical schematic, take the vehicle to a qualified mechanic to have the short located (he'll have a simple device to help him find it). if you can read one, follow all the electri wiring to locate it. you can get a manual for the specific vehicle and follow the schematics for that year.

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