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1999 tahoe at night i turn on the head lamps to drive and the dash board lights will not illuminate.

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  • erickinnicut Aug 26, 2008

    all tail lights are working . ill look at the fuses again?

  • wilcil292003 Sep 14, 2008

    At night when I turn on the lights the dash doesnt light, i have to beat the dash for them to come on.

  • paul erickson
    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    are your taillights working? i ask because there on the same circuit

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I have 03 Chevy tracker and tail light , dash light won't come on. I checked fuses. Is there any thing else I can check ?


Turn the parking lamps or headlamps on in order to illuminate the instrument panel and instrument panel cluster lamps. Voltage applies at all times through the TAIL fuse to the tail relay. Turning the turn signal/headlamp switch to the PARK or the HEAD position provides a ground path to the coil side of the relay to G202. The ground path energizes the coil of the relay. This closes the contacts in the relay. The closed contacts apply voltage to the IP dimmer illumination controller and all the illumination lamps. The illumination lamps are ground through the illumination controller. The controller is located on the left side of the instrument panel. Since the illumination controller is ground to G200, the lamps illuminate when voltage applies. The intensity of the instrument panel and the instrument panel cluster lamps is adjusted by the controller (4). The controller controls the intensity of the lamps by controlling the amount of current from the lamps to ground.Check the tail relay !

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1997 Cherokee Sport. This just started yesterday. The dash lights only come on when the rear window defroster is cut on. The dash lights go off when the rear defroster is cut off. Any ideas ??


just happened or you bought it like this, ?
all else works (my other shoe drops/)? car drives ok , even at night?
well that wiring to those 2 wires are shorted together.
97xj
i guess you meant the cluster warning lamps?. or the cluster back lamps? or are you talking courtsey lamps? (they glow head lamps on)/? no sure what DASH means (as they say,location,location location) 4000 parts on a car, so.... location matter
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the cluster power is fuse 17, key on. white-blk wire.
that runs the whole cluster, but back light illumination lamps
back lights are on the dimmer knob.

defroster, the front glass HVAC defroster, knob.
or the rear glass heater defroster, which end of car, ?
rear glass heater is the BK/Rd wire (black-red)
powered by a RELAY , this wire is shorted. to dash xxxxxxx
if i knew what DASH means, id get way more accurate.
I have the drawing btw.
can do all electrics.

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Brake lights 1999 jeep. When head lights turn on, the third brake light works the other two go dead. during the day they(brakes?) work, but brakes are dim, with HL on, any help??


If the brake lights are to american system ?? then maybe a new switch .If europeon system then ??? i would start looking at the wiring loom on the tailgate door to body in the rubber boot .

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My dash lights went from dim to off


no other failure> car runs perfect all other electrics perfect.
head lights, parking lights??????

the dash lamps are usually on the park light circuit.
check parking lamps.
check fuses first.

next time say what dash lamps means.
there are a huge number of lamps on the dash
warning lights.
displays
dash parking lamps (back ground glowing for night usage)
called dial lights.
say exactly the lamp that is dead and what it does.

the dash dial lights on all cars have a dimmer control
turn it up,. and bingo the dials glow.

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well if you have a dvom/voltmeter check the power at the starter terminals. the main terminal should have power all the time the key wire should have power only when the key is turned to crank engine. if you have power at both then i would start looking at grounds

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