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The rearview mirror on a 2001 Nissan Xterra.

The compass and temp won't illuminate anymore but are still reading how do I fix that? Is it a fuse or not?

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It may be a fuse, but I think that all the dash lights are on the same fuse and if they work, then there is a bulb located inside the rear view that needs to be accessed to be replaced. I would check all fuses with key on and lights on, both sides with a test light, and if all read good then it'll be the bulb.

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