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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check the brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal and also the fuse link on the battery on the passenager side up near the firewall make sure all of them are clean.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
I FIXED THIS ISSUE IN MY CASE. NOT TOO HARD IN A FEW MINUTES.
I didn't know there was another fuse box in the crevice of opening the passenger door. It helped when I found that out in the owners manual.
Narrowed things down by checking to see if I had rear parking/running lights since I heard this was also the dash light fuse.
*I did not have these rear parking lights coming on, just when I would apply the brake*
Sure enought that 15A fuse was blown, its in the passenger side box. I heard in my searching for a fix that this fuse also controlled dash lights. Sure enough it does! ( I have 2000 base model 3.4 impala)
SO, Things worked after that, UNTIL I MOVED MY ASH TRAY IN AND OUT A FEW TIMES!!
The dash lights flickered a bit when I moved the ashtray in and out and after a few times I heard a POP! and no more dash lights just like before. Fuse was blown, and I didn't have another 15A that wasnt plugged in making something work. My ashtray light had not been working for the last while by the way.
SO, I pulled out a 15A fuse from the the slot that said CIG on the passenger side, I never use the 12v ports anyway. (used it for the rear parking light/dash light slot to get the dash lights working again.)
*But, the dash lights looked a little lazy, meaning I could see a bit of a powerup happening over 1-2 seconds to full illumination*
SO. then I went in the book and found out what fuses that had anything to do with the ash/aux outlet sliding tray which was good at popping the fuse that lit up the dash. I wanted to disable the ashtray light and 12V ports in the tray to be safe.
I already pulled the appropriate 15A fuse on the passenger side which I used to bring the dash and rear parking lights back. But also, I decided to remove the 10A fuse on the drivers side that was for the accessory outlet. ( it might have been labelled CIG?)
Dash lights come on fast and solid now, sliding the tray does not have an influence or cause flickering.
My car is old enough that I don't care about having to rearrange fuses to make things work, If end up needing the 12v ports I can put the 10A fuse back in since the tray needs to be held open anyway.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Turn on the hazard switch to check if the bulbs light up. If they do, the problem is probably with the headlight switch itself.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
Do you have a trailer light harness on this car? Sounds like the rear light harness has been shorted somewhere. Take a look for damaged wires under the rear bumper cover. Also look for wire harness damage in the rear hatch area, like something slid hitting the harness. Do you live where there are pack rats? The short could also be up front. Has the car been in a fender bender?
Posted on Jan 11, 2011
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