Question about 2000 Pontiac Sunfire
Dash lights and tail lights went out while driving. All the fuses are good and replaced the headlight switch and the lights still don't work.
Well it could always be a wiring problem, but you were right in thinking it was the headlight switch. Each circuit is different and only joins up in the headlight switch. Each circuit has a fuse sending power to the switch. So I would want to know if you have power in and out of the headlight switch on each circuit.
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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
SOURCE: 1994 grand Am Dash & Rear Lights
Check all the fuses, if they're ok then check the switch or wiring, it might be that the wire running from the switch to the park / dash lights is fried. Does the front park lights work? (turn switch to first click, not second one. This is park lights, second click is full on headlights) Your park and dash lights are probably all connected to a single wire from the switch via the fuse box.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
SOURCE: Dash lights went out first
no single sensor would cause all of that. Sound like you have a short in a wiring harness somewhere. I would take it to a dealer for an extensive check.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
you need a head light switch. buy from carquest (significantly less expensive then dealership).
remove knobs (small insert on pull knob press in with a small flathead while pulling towards you, twilight knob pops right off)
take off the cover plate over steering wheel (pop out with flat head screwdriver)
then cover over instruments (small torx bit 5 screws, 2 hidden by previously removed cover).
three small bolts hold in light switch.
may help in clarification
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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