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Dashboards lights hi ive got a escort flight 1.8 td 1999 .when i turn my main lights on my dashboard lights won,t come on

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  • ross_gary Oct 24, 2008

    I have the same problem....I think it is the brightness control wheel by the door that has gone bad. I say this because it used to go on if I fiddled with it and turn it just so. Wonder if it is easy to replace?

    Gary Ross

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The vehicle's lights and dashboard lights work but the engine will not turn over and start.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    all my dashboard lights comes on when truck is off.won't turn off

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    all my dashboard lights comes on in my navigator when i turn off my truck.And won't turn off.draining my battery.Help!



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Please check if there is blown out fuse in the car replace it or the car blown lights you need to check to remove the panel use this link:

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