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Dashboard lights go out when headlights are turned on

All Dashboard lights work until the headlights are turned on. Have replaced battery already but this did not resolve the issue.

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SOURCE: 92 Toyota Camry Passenger side headlight only works with HigBeam

You need to get a volt meter at the headlamp plug (Wiring harness) to see if you got a ground, power from the low beam wire, and then power from the hight beam wire. It's the best place to start.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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  • 2Turn on your car, so you can see your dashboard lights. Note whether some of your dashboard lights fail to illuminate.


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  • 4Press the high beam lever to activate your high beams. Note whether your high beams activate.
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