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Dashboard lights do not light except for turn signals

Twice I have turned my car on and the dashboard lights do not come on except for both turn signals are solid green and stay on. No other lights such as check engine or seatbelt signs light up at start. All other electronics work such as cd player, digital clock, etc. I shut down the car and restart it and everything is back to normal. Its subzero temperatures where I am at, could this just be the cold, a fuse, or something more like the alternator?

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. Nodashboard lights except green indicator lights. lately the green indicator lights do not come on as well. All guages are working - just not lighted. Please contact if you have a solution.

  • dpc1958 Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with dasboard lights as is posted. Does anyone have an answer for me????

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. No dash lights and both turn signal indicators stay green all the time. Intermittent problem. Dash lights work for a while and then do not. Help!

  • fordkid Mar 17, 2009

    I too have this problem. During the cold winters in chicago my dashboard light will not light, with the exception of the turn signal arrows. Now that it's spring the weather is warming up, but my dashboard lights are still not illuminating. What can I do to fix this problem?



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You are right it the cold weather that makes this happen i am here in mich and one day the cd player would not work until the car warm up in side my 2003 taurus.

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