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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 18, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Dash lights

I am having an issue with the dash lights on my 67. I have power to the circuit board. Power to 5 of the 10 lights. Wouldn’t at least the 5 lights illuminate? Should I purchase a new board?

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Re: Dash lights

ARE you including heater control dash lights? Could be a bad wire/connection or a bad ground at control panel.
Radio light comes on when radio is turned on.
Half of the cluster lights? Could be a broken solder run and if located, one could solder a jumper wire to the other side of crack/broken run.
If sporadic, could be a bad bulb and/or bad socket the bulb sets in. Over time, the socket contacts lose the tension and don't touch the board.
Simple fix is bend the tabs/contacts toward the bulb and re-test.
Gray wire from switch is dash light power.

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It’s the cluster lights.
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Re: Dash lights

Is the dimmer on your lights knob turned "down" by chance?
Just an easy check before you go into buying parts.

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Re: Dash lights

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Is the dimmer on your lights knob turned "down" by chance?
Just an easy check before you go into buying parts.
Yes, twist the bejesus on the knob as it would 'remove' the burn spot(s).

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Re: Dash lights

The power that you detect to the 5 lights...are they the lights that illuminate the gauges? If so, then I'd remove their sockets, and check the copper tabs. As stated, bend them slightly to make better contact with the circuit board.

When you checked for power, did you use a test light or multi-meter? If so, you most likely grounded the test light or multi-meter probe to a body ground. The circuit board may not have a good ground. Use a ohm meter to verify that the circuit board has a good ground for the bulbs.

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