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Instrument panel lights arent coming on in my 1984 chevy c10 scottsdale. Please help!

I checked the fuse and its not bad but not lighting up with the test light. i tried to run a hot to it to test but the wire from the fuse to the hot turns the light off and when i remove the wire my hot is hot again. very frustrating please help!!

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Make sure the dimmer portion is not turned to the low/off position on the headlight switch. This will turn off/fade the dash lights

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

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  • Dustin Warren
    Dustin Warren Apr 06, 2015

    I did turn the dimmer both ways with no results. The fuse isn't even showing it has power.

  • paulmacintyre
    paulmacintyre Apr 06, 2015

    possibly a bad headlight switch. Have a look at the wiring connector at the back of the switch to see if it is melted

  • Dustin Warren
    Dustin Warren Apr 06, 2015

    I looked at the harness behind the switch and to the eye nothing looks melted.

  • paulmacintyre
    paulmacintyre Apr 06, 2015

    From the wiring diagrams I have looked at, The dash light power on this model seems to come from the headlight switch. I wish I could supply more info Dustin.

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