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No dash lights or dimmer control after installing a stereo system

I dont know if its a fluke or what,but the dash lights for speedometer and tach dont work,checked fuses,bulbs behind cluster,all good. now there is a green wire I didnt use on stereo plug in. I really dont think that has anything to do with it due to the fact I believe one of the power wires going to the stereo is for the lights,and the dimmer switch controls that wire I think. I have no wiring diagram on this unit. Im trying to get it repaired for my daughter,so she can see what speed she is going at night. Please help

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  • jason skovly May 11, 2010

    did you use a wire harness adapter for the radio to factory radio harness

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u shorted out the interior lights fuse,

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You have to run a jump wire to you cluster when you pull the factory unit out the aftermarket units are wired just a little different find your illumination wire should be orange and make sure it is wired correctly you may have to tie it in to a different wire,,,, i did this on several gm trucks i cant remember which wire i had to jump it to but i belive i tied the amp and illumantion wires together and made it work your fuse will protect you from doing any damage if you should jump the wrong wire...

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