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The dashboard lights does not come on,need to hit hard on top of dash then only i\the lights comes on and only half of the lights

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Sounds like a contact problem or wiring broken problem somewhere behind the instrument panel.
Or, the instrument panel is defective if hitting it seems to affect it.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010


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