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My instrument lights are not working I have disconnected the orange wire on the radio harness and the tailights now work. the fuse was blown but it did not fix the instrument lights.I know this wire has something to do with the dimmer and was wondering if the relay on the dimmer could be bad

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Yes, the dimmer may have been fried. try shorting it to see if the lights come on. You can bypass the dimmer but your lights will always be on the brightest setting.

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