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My 98 accord coupe dash lights are not working all fuses are good didnt seeany burning on circuit board it happened due to dimmer switch from after market cd player alpine was hooked up after un hooking dimmer they still are out checked bulbs but the instrument panel bulbs were not push and twist like all the others and if they were i didnt want to break

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Push and twist bulbs have little noches one on each side. if un sure ask autoparts store for bulbs for dash and you can see what they look like. and pull fuses .they sometimes look good ,but check anyway.

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