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At night shine a flash light into the cluster and you should be able to see it if there is one and you will know whether to take out the instrument panel also vheck the fuses for possible blown one for dash lights
It's more likely a fuse is blown, the tail lights are on the same fuse as the dash illumination, check the tail lights if they are not working replace the fuse marked 'tail' in the fuse panel on the inside at the left side of the dash under the cover. At the same time check the 'gauge' fuse', there is a fuse location diagram on the cover.
If you do not know where the fuse is, how do you know it needs "fixing"? If your dash lights are not working, there is a possibility that there is a blown fuse. However, you need to realize that blown fuses do not cause electrical problems. Electrical problems cause blown fuses. So if you replace the fuse, it will likely just blow again if you do not fix the problem that caused it to blow.
On the other hand, there are several other things that could be keeping your dash lights from working that has absolutely nothing to do with the fuse.
With all that said, the fuse that protects your dash light circuits is a 7.5 Amp fuse that is located in the Instrument Panel Junction Block at the left side of the dash. It is marked "PANEL"
Your dash light fuse is usually labeled instrument lights or inst. lts. on your fuse panel cover . It is important to note that the instrument light fuse is fed by the brake light fuse . So , make sure your brake lights are working properly first . If your brake light fuse is blown , your instrument lights will not work .
pull the dash light dimmer rheostat and test it, chances are it is open and is the problem, If the dimmer has power to it and the lights don't work then the dimmer switch is defective, the fuse is most likely not a problem, it would be the instrument cluster fuse, remember any fuse being blown indicates a shorted circuit.
Fuse Box should be located under the dash just beside the driver's door. It sounds like you may have a bigger issue than just a blown fuse. The interior lights are on one fuse, the instrument gauge is on another fuse, the rear window is on another fuse. For all three to blow, it would seem that there's an electrical short somewhere.
Check instrument panel fuse first. It would be labled on the fuse door or in manual. If not blown i would suspect the dimmer switch. There are to many bulbs in a instrument panel for them all to blow at one time.
The Dash and Tail lights connect to the same fuse in most cars. if the fuse is okay, check to make sure the tail lights and/or dash lights are properly grounded. all bulbs could be blown...but highly unlikely.