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1998 Nissan 200sx dashboard doesn't illuminate

When I turn on the headlights - the headlights go on - but dashboard doesn't illuminate and the radio light goes from being on (when the lights are out) to turning off (when the lights are on). Also, the gear shift light in between front seats does not illuminate either. What is going on? Fuse problem?

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That could be a bad switch. the dim switch may be the problem. its on the lefts side. with the cruise control switch.

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replace the headlight switch

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