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Long story short: I installed a new stereo system in my xB and blew the fuse for the tail lights and speedometer/dash light. I stupidly put in a 30 amp fuse (instead of the 10), and got smoke outta the dash from the dial that controls the brightness of the dash lights. In the process of trying to find the burnt wiring, we took off the speedometer cover and accidentally bumped the needle. We have placed it back at zero, but now the speed shown is wrong and the needle occasionally drops down and hits the fuel gauge needle. What could have broken and is this fixable or do I need to go on a junk yard hunt? How much would I expect to pay at a professional shop?

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SOURCE: speedometer gauge/climate control lights dont work

Look for a dimmer wire,, sounds like your radio dont have the option for the car dimmer switch,,

the power for these lights run through the dimmer wire for the radio. ether its not hooked up or the radio dont have the option for it.

there is a way to bypass the radio dimmer option,, BUT you have to know what your doing or you could fry something.

look for Car Radio Illumination/dimmer Wire: should be Green.

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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