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Dash lights do not work 2000 ford exploier


All go out at once, first check fuses,then dimmer switch for dash lights, finally headlight switch. To check dimmer switch, pull connection off back, on harness with test light and headlight switch activated, 1 of the leads should have power, if so, use ohm meter on dimmer to make sure it has reading between 0 and some value, if no value, open, dimmer is bad, if there wasn't power then check headlight switch, there should be heavier gauge wire that powers switch and 1 for output to hi/lo switch, smaller gauge wires for tail lamps, dash lights, license plate lamps, parking lights. The color wires from dimmer would correspond to the same colored wires on headlamp switch, probe that connection on headlamp switch with switch engaged and see if you have power, if not replace switch, if so, check wire from switch to dimmer.Now if the lights slowly went from bright one day, to less bright some other day, to not working, then the bulbs are bad... good luck...

May 14, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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What does it mean when your bright lights stays on


It means you are trying to blind the on-coming drivers...dimmer switch doesn't work? In most cases , it is a malfunctioning dimmer switch. They don't go bad that often, so you could consider a used one from a wrecking or salvage yard.

Apr 01, 2012 | 1984 Chevrolet C1500

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When I pull the headlight switch out why don't my


This is very common. the headlight switch is bad. replace the switch and that should solve the problem.

i have run into some that the dash lights dont work at all or they come on and off while driving.
the switch goes bad. there is also a dimmer switch . the dimmer switch controls the dim or brightness off the lights.

Mar 04, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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1998 toyota corolla dash and shifter lights out fuse and relay good


sounds like you have a bad panel dimmer control. try turning the control from bright to dim very fast a few times then slowly, do this in a dark area or at night with the headlights on, you should see a flicker of light occasionally. If you don't see any light then it could be either the headlight switch or the dimmer control, if you DO see any light, then it's your dimmer

Nov 14, 2011 | 1998 Toyota Corolla

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I have 2006 grand prix and the bright lights wont come on. I move the blinker lever forward and the low beams stay on but i get the blue bright light on the dash, checked fuses all seem to be okay


do you hear the click of the dimmer switch when you move the lever if you do then the steel rod that goes from the lever to the switch itself is working and the switch is moving from the low beam to high beam circuit.if the blue dash indicator is on them power is coming out of the switch to the dash to operate the light.its possible that the dimmer switch may need to be adjusted a little if you don`t hear the click but moves enough to put the dash light on but not enough to turn the high beams on,that is possibly why the low lights stay on.or you have a bad dimmer switch itself

Mar 08, 2011 | 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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1997 Ford F250 light duty, 5.4L triton. Dash lights are off when exterior lights are on. Headlights, taillights, brake lights, and backup lights all work. Blinkers are stuck on, both sides, all the...


Your dash lites are on with headlamps off? I'd check the wiring for headlamp switch/dimmer. Not only check the fuses, check the fuse circuit for voltage, use a test lite. You could use a jumper to bypass dimmer, see if dash lites work.
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I have a 2001 Ford Escape , when you turn the headlights on only the Brights work . The Bright light indicated light on the dash stays on all the time . Its like the dimmer switch is stuck on high . Dave


Headlight Switch....or some call dimmer switch...you must remove steering wheel to complete job....part is around $110 at Autozone or Advance

Apr 17, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Dash lights are not working


90% of the time if your dash lights are not working it's due to a blown fuse. Check your fuses for one labeled courtesy lamps. The fuse panel should be located under your passenger side dash. If all the fuses check out fine it could also be a problem with the dimmer switch. Try raising and lowering the brightness using the dimmer switch to see if this has an noticeable affect.

Apr 02, 2010 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Where is the fuse for the dash lights . the light are bright with key on. Go dull when the headlights are turned on


That is normal. They go bright because during the daytime the outside light is also bright so the lights compensate for the outside brightness by making your dash lights also bright. When you turn your headlights on it assumes it is nighttime and you don't need to have the brightness to see the dash lights so it compensates for this. If you want them to be dimmer, near the light switch there is a roller button to turn your interior lights on just roll that some and it will either make the dash lights brighter or dimmer.

Dec 09, 2009 | 2006 Honda Accord

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Dash lights and brights do not work


prob the dimmer switch .its on the steering col

Mar 17, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Dakota

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