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A fiend of mine just bought this car and he and I went to bring it home. On the long trip homeit was only once it got dark that we found out that the dash was all dark, i.e. no lights at all and we could not see anything all within the area of the speedometer and the other gauge. All the gauges were working but no instrument lights. We phoned back to the previous owner to find out if he had any ideas; but to no avail; only a suggestion to start a blown fuse check. Well; with no manual; only a printout from a computor; and the prvious owners' suggeston to look under the hood on the passenger side first; we started to look. It was then that we actually found out just how many fuses and fusebox locations were in the car. We made it through a total fuse check on 3 of them and then gave up at that time. We did a search of the one that I mentioned; plus the both of the ones located underneath the rear seat; located in behind the kickboards. The last two located underneath the bonnet or hood/drivers' side; and the trunk one were not checked yet. As I stated; there is this problem; and my question is for any help in what fuse box might hold the area or fuse or relay that we should focus on? My friend is ordering replacement manuals but he would like to know any possible remedies?

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Not 100% sure on that car but I would say it's the lights themselves that are out. If some work and some don't. I would think that if it were a fuse it would be the hole thing and not some. Hope this was helpful.

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  • Gordon Muir Mar 25, 2011

    Thanks for the help! This particular problem is that there is absolutely no instrument lites working. It is not that some are burned out and others are not. No power to the whole dash area that houses the speedo;fuel temp gauge;oil;etcetera. Any other ideas?

  • desmodus32 Mar 27, 2011

    Same thing has happened to mine also I replaced the headlight switch and that did not solve it was told that it could be the blinker wiring harness am not sure though but if u figure it out will u please post it

  • Gordon Muir Mar 27, 2011

    Have a look at the following site.
    Hope this helps you out. My friend with the car is getting it checked out this week.



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