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My dash lights won't come on in my 1990 Ford Taurus Wagon

I have quite a few little problems with my car. First, when I turn the car on, the clock will light up, but when I turn on the headlights, it turns off, and the dash lights don't come on, either. I also have a difficult time turning the headlights on at all. The knob gets stuck and I have to use a pair of pliers to get it to turn.

Second, the air bag light will blink 10 times, then pause and blink again 10 more times.

Third, when I turn my windsheid wipers on, I have to turn them to the max setting before they will even move, then if I lower the setting to quickly, they will just turn off completely.

Can you help?

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  • sacredheresy Mar 16, 2009

    I actually am having the same problems with my 1990 Taurus (not a wagon). Constantly blinking airbag light, no dashlights, wipers not coming on unless its at max, and the clock dimming out into nothing when I turn on the headlights. And NO the dimmer dial does nothing at all.

  • bnselle May 05, 2009

    I've had nothing but issues w/the tail lights and dash lights on my 1990 Ford Taurus Wagon. When I took it in they said it was the headlight switch itself. Once that was replaced the tail lights/dash lights were fine for about a week before going out again. It's confirmed that this is not an issue w/fuses.

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There is a dimmer wheel on the left side of the stearing colum try messing with that

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