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RSK B4 Dash Light Issue

Hello, I have an imported RSK B4 which is randomly having a problem with the dash lights. Every now and again on start up or even when driving the dash will go black leaving only the indicator arrows on green in a permanent state not blinking on or off. Sometimes it rectifies itself and the whole lot illuminates up, other times I wait until I next get in the car and it seems ok, I start up and all the back lights come on the dash as they should .....funny thing is, it tends to be on the warmer days...is this just odd that it happens on warm days which I find totaly odd!

Our local *** Import guys have stripped out the dash and found no apparent problem with the lighting unit. They checked all they could, re-fitted the light unit and it worked! but as above it keeps doing the same thing, randomly going off which is a nightmare in the dark!!!
I suspect a faulty earth wire or dry circuit within the light unit but I'm no expert can anyone who has had or still has a similar issue help on this?

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Rob.

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turn head light on and try to start car if they dim way down replace battery or connect a volt meter to bat check voltage while cranking. it must be 12 volts or higher.

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power light flashing means trans sowas he able to retrieve any codes?check harness connections for trans in engine compartment,also wiggle engine harness in area between tran and engine bad groundf loose connection sounds like cause

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