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Re: dash lights not working
Turb up your potenciometer to max. There is a potenciometer/switch if you will, that darkens and brightens the dash lights. Your's is turned down. Turn it to the right all the way. It has a small bulb logo on the piece. That's it.
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Could be the headlight switch. The switch has two sets of contacts for the parking lights, the park position and headlight position. You may need to check the circuit at the switch to see if you are loosing power when the switch is moved from park to head.
No. Dash lights being out could be a bad headlight switch, since the dash lights are routed through the headlight switch, not the dimmer switch. Park and tail lights also controlled by the headlight switch.
The running lights and dash lights are on the same circuit.The brake lights and turn signals are on their own circuit.You need to use a 12v test light to see where the circuit is broken,starting at the fuse,then the headlight switch,then the dash harness.(If the headlights work,you at least know the headlight switch is getting power).
Your turn signal switch is multifunctioning (controls cuise, wipers, dimmer, etc.). Your dash lights are wired into the same circuit (when you turn your headlights on, the dash lights should come on). Try replacing the turn signal switch there at your steering column. Takes about 20 minutes to install and around $60.
Check with a dealer and see if your vehicle uses a body or lighting control module...These usless items are being used more and more, and causing all anticipated problems excessive electronics can cause, when used for "updating" time-proven working systems by "engineers". Otherwise, check plug on harness to make sure that connectors are clean and not melted or burned.