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Hi cpitucker, I'm glad to help!
Tucker, anytime you replace a component you think is causing the problem and the problem is still there. What this means is you have a direct short to ground on the power side of the circuit. Now, sense your marker lights and instrument lights are staying on then your short is in that circuit. Start by unplugging the cluster first and see if the short go away. If not, plug the cluster back in and unplug one marker lamp at a time, if the short is still there then you'll need to trace the wiring for each component to find the damaged area. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Tucker.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Instrument panel lights fail to
One problem may be the orange bulb check. It's located next to the headlight relay on the driver side under the hood next to the fuse box. It's in a covered box too. The soldering gets tiny cracks from age/vibration. Needs to be replaced. Try ebay or your $aab dealer.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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hi,seem lighting switch is grounded or wiring for cluster is grounded,if can remove the lighting switch disconnected the wire,see if light in cluster is off,switch or wiring must check,ty
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Some vehicles you can disconnect the battery for 10-20 mins and it usually resets a check engine light. But the airbag light is different. This means there is something wrong with the airbag system and it will not go out until maintenance.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Have you checked the contacts to make sure they have good contact with the bulb base? I have a 1995 Ford Contour. The turn signal went out. I replaced the bulb and it would work when it wanted to. I checked the contacts and sure enough they weren't making good contact with the bulb. I took a screwdiver and slightly bent the contacts a little. It has worked good ever since.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
Bad grounds cause weak dim lights and intermittent operation a positive circuit shorting to a metal ground causes shorts and blown fuses burnt connections. You need a wiring diagram for the circuit and need to trace the wires and look for a short. Or if there is no short in the wiring and this vehicle uses a module computer for the lighting the module could be faulty.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
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The tail and marker lights and Instrument lights are on the same circuit so both will go out if the fuse for this circuit blows. If fuse continues to fail, check the tail light or marker globes, including the globes for the number plate, for a globe that may have an internal short causing the fault and replace as necessary. As you have already checked the wiring near the light fittings for any chafed wires that could be shorting to the body causing the fault, then a closer inspection of the wires inside all the light assemblies for any shorts may be needed.
It could also be that the instrument dimmer control has failed and is causing the fault. The electronic bits inside the dimmer control for these lights sometimes go faulty. Try disconnecting the connecting plug on the rear of the dimmer control and checking if fuse still blows. If fuse continues to fail, then the fault in the tail and marker lights circuit.
Remove all the tail, number plate and running light globes from the light assemblies and leave the instrument dimmer control disconnected and check if fuse still blows.
Disconnect the plug near each of the light assemblies to see if any of the individual assemblies is causing the fault. With all light assemblies disconnected and fuse continues to fail, then the fault must be in the main wiring loom some where.
If you have a Multimeter, it could be used to determine which light assembly has a fault between the lamp supply and earth connection.
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