Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
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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