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Dash lights Report abuse My dash lights will not come on even though when i turn on my lights it does not work and yes my tail lights work,ive changed my fuses also .Even the little AC lights wont come on and wen i drive at night i have to shine my phone over the shift stick or whatever its called to put it in drive then when i do get on the road i have to also shine my phone over the dash to see how fast im going........ Can you please help me!!!!

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This might sound like a dumb question, but I've done this myself: Is it possible that the dimmer switch is turned down? If not, check the fuse for the insturment/gauges, if that is ok then you can check to see if the ground wire came off under the dash. Lastly, if all else is ok, replace the headlight switch. They can partially still work for the other things, like the headlights, taillights, etc....and not work for the others, like your dash. I sincerely hope that I could help. Best wishes.

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