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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 13, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Dash illumination not working

Ok so I read some of the old post but can't seem to find what I need.

Was out for a night drive and did a burnout then my dash light went out.....yes seriously lol.

So when I pull the light switch I get parking lights and head lights no prob. Turn signal lights, hazards, high beam indicator lights all work. I just don't get the back lit illumination for the speedo and gas gauge.

My other 3 pod gauge cluster and tach work but no illumination in either. So I'm assuming the wire I tapped to supply power to light my tach and 3 pod gauge cluster Is not getting power which is why these things are not lighting up?

So when I pull the light switch out the first detent I should get the dash to illuminate but I get nothing. When I turn the knob I don't get the dome or dash to illuminate.

So I guess I should check the headlight switch and see if I get power at the first detent? Any other suggestion?

Maybe I tapped too many things into this line?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 13, 03:51 AM
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What year are you dealing with?


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Re: Dash illumination not working

There is an INST light fuse, the short one and adding the 3-pod gauge lights onto the existing circuit may have overloaded the fuse. OE has gray wire for inst lighting.
You could tie the 3-pod lights with the accessory power lead to lessen the load.

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There is an INST light fuse, the short one and adding the 3-pod gauge lights onto the existing circuit may have overloaded the fuse. OE has gray wire for inst lighting.
You could tie the 3-pod lights with the accessory power lead to lessen the load.
I checked that little fuse but and it looked ok but will check again.

Do you think it might be switch? When I pull it out to first position I get parking lights but no dash illumination. Weird I guess if I get parking light at that first position then maybe the switch is ok?

All I know when I did the burnout the tach shift light came on then maybe coincidence the lights went out.
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Re: Dash illumination not working

pull the illumination fuse and put a test light on the terminal. Now pull the switch out and see if the test light lights up. Now see if it gets brighter while you turn up the illumination. If it does you know you're getting power to the lights.

It's possible one of your dash bulbs burned out or maybe fell out of the back of the printed circuit. One bad light will keep them all off.

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pull the illumination fuse and put a test light on the terminal. Now pull the switch out and see if the test light lights up. Now see if it gets brighter while you turn up the illumination. If it does you know you're getting power to the lights.

It's possible one of your dash bulbs burned out or maybe fell out of the back of the printed circuit. One bad light will keep them all off.

That's a good idea I'm assuming that illumination fuse is the short one?

Im not get illumination on my tach or 3 gauge pod so I think I'm not getting power to those units which makes me believe at least for thes two things it's power related but will check bulbs in dash.

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Due to some of the suggestions from the group I pulled the illumination fuse to check if I had power at the fuse box and I did. Popped the fuse back in and dash lights now work.

I think it did once long ago but didn't remember but thanks to all for you help.
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You might pop it out once more and inspect the clips, if there is corrosion or slight rust you can clean it up with a nail file or emery cloth.


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You might pop it out once more and inspect the clips, if there is corrosion or slight rust you can clean it up with a nail file or emery cloth.
will do thanks for everyones help.
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