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Drivers Hid will not illuminate?/Instrument cluster lighting

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I had my son replace the drivers HID bulb and he did not put it in all the way resulting in a nice but small fire! Burn't up the connection and wiring. replaced burn't wires and connectors, replace bulb and ballast. Still nothing. Is there a fuse or relay that might have blown also that I am missing or ?
On the Instrument cluster, I have put two separate clusters in and the cluster will not light up at night. the idiot lights and gauges work, the dimmer switch will dim the panel lights in the middle of the car but have no effect on the cluster itself.

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  • DJ Epic Jan 09, 2009

    i have the same problem, people are telling me to make sure that the year of the cluster matches the year of the car...did you get your cluster from a junk yard? try to make sure the year matches. plus, check your fuses. im about to see if thats the problem with mine too. ive tried 2 different clusters as well.

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