Question about 2004 Mercury Sable
When I turn the light switch to off on the dash panel, the tail lights remain on. The only way to turn them off is to diconnect the battery.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: no instrument panel lights
Have u tested the dimmer switch for the instrument panel lites? it is near the hd lite switch, they are a common cause of the problem, very common, also have found that allot of folks don't know there dimmer is trurned off.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
there are a few fuses under the hood be sure to check fuses again at dash they could look good but not be and if one was blown it could have blown as soon as you turned them on again that would indicate a short. it could be the switch also if it is the pull type try pulling it slowly to see if they come on and turning it like to dim the dash lights. if that makes them come on you need a new switch sometimes it will work sometimes not
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
Just had the same thing happen to our minivan.......went to the Nissan dealer, since the Villager and the Nissan are the same van, and they actually had the parts in stock. Tell them what is wrong and have them pull up the schematic. You need 2 plastic buttons that push in the holes by the brake pedal. It cost about $10 for the 2 of them.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
SOURCE: No dash or tail lights
The same thing happened to my BMW. All my fuses were fine too, what the problem was, was that the fuse that belonged to the dash lights and the brake lights, taillights etc. was wrong. If the fuse is not the correct amperage not everything on that circuit will work. So even though that the fuse is not burnt, the fuse could still be incorrect. Thats your best bet to check.
Your second solution can be the ground on that circuit. Check the grounds that come from the taillights, and find where it connects to the body or the frame with a small screw of small bolt. If the ground is dirty or rusty, it wont make a good connection and you will have loss of lights.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
My recollection from owning a Lincoln Continental is you need to change a switch in the steering column most of those wiring are tied into it.
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
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