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'96 S10 jimmie. no dash lights or park lights. blown fuse. disconnect headlight and instrument cluster dimmer swithes and it still blows the fue immediately. dead short. my question is this - is there anything else on this circuit?

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SOURCE: Instrument lights won't turn off

hi,seem lighting switch is grounded or wiring for cluster is grounded,if can remove the lighting switch disconnected the wire,see if light in cluster is off,switch or wiring must check,ty

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 s10 pickup dash light out; fuse good

You need a new headlight switch most likley. Try turning the knob to dim and brighten quickly and push in and out on the headlight between parking and headlights.

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SOURCE: instrument cluster inoperative, transmission shifting problems

These vans have had issues with the PIN connections to the instrument clusters. With time the solder on the main PIN connection will begin to fail. The good news this may be repaired at home. First you'll need to remove the instruments. To do so remove the dash components from around the instruments then the (4) screws) that hold the instruments in place. Carefully detach the wire connection from the back of it; take to a well lit area. Look for a PIN with a failed solder joint (this will appear as a slight black or grey circle. If found apply heat and let solder begin to flow; the allow to cool and reassemble. If you look at my history you'll see I've helped others with this issue. The attached link may help: http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-caravan/197192-99-grand-caravan-intermittent-dead-dashboard.html

As for the transmission I expect this a seperate issue, possibly the BCM but I'd like to review further.
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Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1985 s10 instrument cluster lights don't work after changing bulb

Yes,you need to replace them with the right colors to get them to match the board they go in.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Instrument cluster does not work except oil pressure and voltage

I actually had the exact same thing happen to my 2001 Silverado and I bought an instrument cluster too. It was the 10A radio fuse in the fuse panel beside the dash. It was not pushed in all the way.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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