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How to tell if dimmer switch is out

Started out brake lights won,t work , now head light stop working , now blinker stopped working. but the third light works. please help !

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Sounds like the multi-function switch is faulty.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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SOURCE: Signal And Brake lights

Check also if brake light switch activated with brake pedal is working. Measure voltage at its terminals to be 12V. If not check for any fuse blown or loose fuse holder case or ground.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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RESET PROCEDURE

With the ignition off, press the TRIP and RESET buttons at the same time you turn on the ignition. HOLD the buttons for 10 sec and the instrument cluster will go into a diagnostic sequence. I dont have the codes but you can find them online (999 means ok).

Doing this procedure will reset the dash cluster which will solve most of the problems.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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SOURCE: headlights won't work

Look under the Hood and Locate the Fuse Relay Box. There are Relays in this Box for these Lights. They might be Labeled ILLUMINATION, Not Sure But, They are in there. The Diagram of what is What should be Inside the Box Cover, If not, It is inside the Owners Manual. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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SOURCE: My Stop lights are not working.

The brake system error code is for a faulty master cylinder. check the cylinder function and check your brake fluid level as well. the master cylinder is located on the fire wall directly in line with the steering wheel under the hood. the brake fluid reservoir is located and attached to the master cylinder on top. check the master cylinder and fluid thoroughly.

Concerning the brake lights, you will need to inspect the wiring harness in the trunk or back hatch. make sure the brake light wiring harnesses is in good condition. check the bulb housing as well.

replace the brake light wiring harness if found to be faulty.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Dashboard lights don't work

Make sure that when you check the fuses you use a test light applied to both sides of the fuse you are testing.It can be very difficult to see a fuse that is blown when the fuse is blown near the edges. PS the dash fuse is by itself and needs to be checked when the light switch is on.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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