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There is usually a dimmer switch for the dash lights near the left side of the dash behind the steering wheel. Sometimes that can get bumped when you get in the car and turn the dash lights completely off.
The first thing to do for your dash lights is to verify the fuses, if ok check your lights dimmer next. Sometimes, dimmers fail to provide good contact due to wear or poor filament contact. Otherwise, there is a poor connection somewhere.
Usually, a rapidly blinking turn signal is due to a burnt bulb on the side in question or a bad ground connection either in the front or the back of the vehicle. Turn the left signal on and check if front and back turn lights are on and working if one doesn't work check the bulb. If it is poorly lit and not blinking check the socket and ground connection.
Hope this helps you!
On these cars the headlights get power from a right and left fuse and the headlight / dimmer switches provide the ground circuit. Both headlights are connected to one ground wire for high and one for low beam. So if one works and the other does not, the problem should be in the wiring before the headlight switch. Red is for high beam and red-white is for low beam. You should be able to jumper the red-white wire on the right headlight and make the low beam circuit for both sides work to test it.
check the ipc batt 10 amp fuse in the fuse box on left side of dash on the driver side. also check to make sure you dont have the dash dimmer switch turn all the way down.your dash lights will be off also if dimmer switch is turn all the way down.
1991-92 Jeep Cherokee Stereo Wiring Constant 12V+ Red/White Switched 12V+ Purple/White Ground Black Illumination Blue/Red Dimmer Red/Black Antenna Trigger Purple/Orange Antenna Right Front Front Speakers 5 1/4" Doors Left Front (+) Gray Left Front (-) Yellow Right Front (+) White/Red Right Front (-) Brown/Red Rear Speakers 5 1/4" Rear Deck Left Rear (+) Gray/White Left Rear (-) Brown/White Right Rear (+) White/Black Right Rear (-) Brown
first check that the dash light dimmer knob is not turned to very dim (far left). It is located in the dash instrument cluster slightly left of center between the tachometer and speedometer near the bottom edge.
If that seems okay, check out the No. 13 fuse in the passenger's side under dash fuse box.
If the fuse is okay, you may have problem with the driver's multiplex control unit. This unit controls lighting for multiple other lights and switch indicating lights.
Constant 12V+ Pink
Switched 12V+ Red/White
Antenna Right Front
Front Speakers 3 1/2" Dash
Left Front (+) Dark Green
Left Front (-) Brown/Red
Right Front (+) Purple
Right Front (-) Blue/Red
Rear Speakers 6" x 9" Side Panels
Left Rear (+) Brown/Yellow
Left Rear (-) Brown/Light Blue
Right Rear (+) Blue/White
Right Rear (-) Blue/Orange
In 96-98 Civics the dimmer simply pushes in under the left dash vent and is held in place on both sides by metal flexing tabs (no screws). If it were possible to grab it you could pull it straight out with a bit of rocking / side to side motion to help to release it. Unfortunately the proper way to remove it requires removing the lower panel as follows:
You need to remove the plastic cover panel that is underneath the steering column (the one with the switches, coin pocket, and fuse box cover built in). To do this you remove three screws (one above the switches on the upper left, one in the lower left corner, and one on the lower right. You will then need to pull the bottom edge out slightly from the dash and tug the entire panel down towards the floor of the car as gently as possible. You will be pulling out three metal snap-in retainers at the top of the panel, two on the left and one on the right. It is often hard to remove plastic panels without damaging them so be careful. Now unplug the switches (mirror, sunroof, fog light) and set the panel aside. At this point you can easily reach behind the dimmer switch, push it out, pull it through the front of the dash, and unplug it.