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Dash Lights / IP Cluster / Meter Lighting, illumination lighting inoperable all of a sudden. No blown fuses found.

2007 Honda CR-V, IP Cluster illumination lighting when out all of a sudden. ABS, Airbag, Seat Belt, VSA & Brake Warning lights are lit up. Speedo Needle lights up but doesn't work. Any clues as to what happened or what I should check first? I did check the underhood fuses. Didn't locate any blown. Any help would be Awesome!

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This is pretty common on Hondas. It happens when a stereo or something else is installed that is not from the factory. Or it could just be that they are a common problem. Even a fuse problem So check the fuses first.
If you take it to a mechanic or any other place of repair, they may replace the small computer to the driver's side of the vehicle under the dash. Which is what IS the problem.
But , you don't have to do that if you are handy with some tools and a little common sense. You can bypass the wires that turn on the light inside the dashboard.

You have to take off the instrument cluster /dashboard panel. They are usually installed with a few screws and /clips. Just make sure you don't have your lights or car on . Everything has to be off. you don't want to burn out anything.

After removing the instrument cluster , on the other side of the dials and meters you see when you flip the dash cluster over, you will see some wires that run down the middle and connect to some green plugs on both sides.
You want to check to see if your lights come on by using a paperclip or small , stiff wire. You insert that wire in the plug where you see a solid RED wire (the plug is to your left side sitting in the car). Be careful not to damage anything . Just insert it right beside the red wire (at the end on the plug also to your left, usually.) The other end of the paperclip you insert in a WHITE and RED wire which you have to look for.

After you insert both sides of the paperclip to their proper wires, you straighten up the panel and turn your light switch on . The lights should go on. If they do . You just fixed your problem......If they don't, check that nothing came loose.

If they do come on , you turn off your lights and you strip a piece of both wires that you bypassed and connect them together with another piece of wire. Turn on the light switch again just to make sure the light turn on. Then use a piece of tape to cover the exposed wires that you connected together.

The only thing that will happen is that your dimmer used to dim the instrument panel will not work. But other than that they should work.

rate my answer if it works and helped you.


Posted on Mar 21, 2014

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  • wam762 Mar 21, 2014

    How will this help in getting the warning lights off and getting the speedo to work?

  • wam762 Mar 21, 2014

    What computer are you referring to that is the probable cause? Is there a diagnostic flow chart I can follow to run this problem down? Do you have access to a Honda Service Manual that you could share with me?

  • Daniel Arellano Mar 24, 2014

    I am talking about most Hondas in general that have this specific problem. You can get a service manual here on fix ya. And or you can pay a fee for your specific problem with a certified tech. I am not a wiring technician. But I am familiar with problems like this. Google for a specific service wiring manual for your car or go to your home page and look to the right side of your screen for a tech here on fixya.

  • wam762 Mar 25, 2014

    Fixed the problem yesterday. Thanks for your help anyway.

  • wam762 Mar 25, 2014

    All I did was remove the Negitive Battery Cable for 5 Minutes, this Reset the Computer and all my issues are Gone!

  • Daniel Arellano Mar 25, 2014

    I was under the impression that you had already tried that for some reason. That's the first thing to do. Sorry for that.

  • Johnny Thomas
    Johnny Thomas Mar 25, 2014

    Any ground will cause this did you install a after market Radeo look for a bad or disconnected ground a jumper wire can be a usful tool in these problems but BE CAREFUL computor operate on the ground side



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