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The running lights are not working. the brake lights work just no tail lights. all fuses are good and the bulbs good.

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Do the dash lights work and does this have a towing package installed?

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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  • dmgrun77 Nov 13, 2010

    No. dash lights are not working. No towing package.

  • Jonathan S
    Jonathan S Nov 13, 2010

    If the dash lights are not working and tailight are not working the issue is most likely caused by a bad dimmer switch or pigatil to the dimmer switch.

  • dmgrun77 Nov 13, 2010

    Thanks. I think you're right.

  • Jonathan S
    Jonathan S Nov 13, 2010

    Your welcome and thank for using FixYa.com.

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If both tail lights are not working it is likely to be a fuse or bad connection under the hood or a connector at the back see if you can trace the wires to a connector and see if it is dirlty or corroded.

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