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NO DASH PANEL LIGHTS

RADIO WORKS AND LIGHTS UP BUT DASH IS DARK ??

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Check your fuses if all are good check the light or lights in your instrument panel if good use a test light to see if yorr getting power to the lights hope this helps

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