Question about 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
Tail lights and Dash lights out - Cant find fuse
If you open your driver side door and look on the side of the dashboard where the side vent is you should see a little panel that is removable and there behind that panel you would find you fuse box for all your minor electrical components.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the lights on my dash and tail lights go out on my 1995 Grand Am
3.1 V6. After much investigation, it ended up being that the turn
signal switch had gone bad. I got mine at Autozone - $79.99 for one
with cruise, $69.99 for one without. SW860 for the non-cruise, SW859
for the cruise version. It is sometimes referred to as a multifunction
switch - however, when I called and asked about that, it seemed as
though the parts are NOT the same (MFS was much more expensive). Make
sure you specify turn signal switch (that also controls the tail
lights, headlights, etc).
In order to replace it, you need to remove the cover around the steering column - we couldn't get the lower part of the cover off and subsequently also had to pull the steering wheel (which also meant disabling the air bag), then remove the bad turn signal switch (which also controls the headlights, parking lights, tail lights, etc), pop in a new one, put everything back together (re-enabling the airbag) and then you can enjoy a life of dash lights and tail lights once again.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
If this vehicle has a trailer harness, that could be the problem; it could be shorted out. Additionally, if there is no trailer harness, look under the truck bed at the rear, look for a grey wiring connector that wires come out of, and run to the taillamps. I have observed corrrosion in this connector, which will result in a short circuit. You may find it necessary to cut the connector out and resplice the wires back together (eliminate the connector), if severe corrosion is indeed present.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
sounds like a broken wire in the harness. look around the bumper area,sometimes along the frame. may have to peel back some tape covering. also if you have a trailer harness look closely at those.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
you have to check all fuses with a test light both fuse boxes under hood and under dash... if good next to look for is the light switch itself... has any radio work been done to the lately... if so alot of times hooked up wrong will blow park fuse as one of the wires to radio is the park voltage to tell radio to dim down some
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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