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Dash lights not working

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ABregenzer, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    ABregenzer

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    So, I turned on my truck yesterday and noticed that the gauge cluster lights that backlight the speedometer, tach, odometer, fuel gauge and oil temp were completely dark. No amber lights.

    BUT, the warning lights ( i.e. check engine, e-brake, door open, and lights on) are still lit up.

    The light that lights up the shifter is also out, along with the A/C control lights.

    The clock and ac button lights still work and dim.

    So, I'm thinking that it's not just "all these lights burned out at once". :rolleyes:
    I checked the fuse panel inside the truck. The "gauge" 7.5A fuse was not blown. I replaced it anyway with a new 7.5A fuse.

    So before I get out the hatchet and sawzall and rip my dash a new one…

    Any ideas? :D

    Any other fuses I should check?
     
  2. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    Did you check the scroll on your dash that dims you lights?
     
  3. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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  4. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    After checking your dimmer switch, look at your fuse panel on drivers side of dash and locate the "IG1 2" fuse. That is what powers your illumination for your cluster.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Bulbs could be out. Possible they all went out, what have you wired lately?
     
  6. Feb 26, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    No comment :anonymous:






    see above. Thank you for the help :D




    I let my dad drive my truck. That seemed to be the problem :eek:


    All fixed now :thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 26, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    LOL...whoops!
     
  8. Feb 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    You're a retard Alex.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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