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Lights in the dashboard

My lights in the dashboard behind the speedometer dnt work but the lights behind the heater thing and ac they light up they glow but not behind my speedometer and my rpm how do i fix it

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Check operation & wiring at light control rheostat (left side of dash) & If everything else with electrical is OK, sounds like the bulbs may have simply blown. You will have to pull out instrument cluster to get at the bulbs.

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