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2003 Kia Optima - Dashboard Lights not working.

The backlight on my gauges and odometer does not work. Though in the center of the gauges the shift indicator backlight works.

I checked the "cluster" fuse and it is fine. I also checked the dimmer dial for the dashboard lights and it does not work.

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If you have aftermarket lights hooked up to the dash light it has been known to smoke the rheostat that controls the dimmer. I would also check the other fuses, sometimes the cluster refers to the guages themselves and not the lights that illuminate them

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