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highrollerzaudio
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dash light trouble

Postby highrollerzaudio » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:20 am

Hello,

The ISSUE, the dash/instrument panel lights will intermittently turn off on one side of the dash or the other, or both (Tach, etc. OR Speed, etc., or both), other lights in the car are unaffected. They will resume functioning in an arbitrary manner, with no repair. Turning lights ON or OFF, turning the car ON or OFF, hitting bumps, temperature, duration of drive time, weather, or towing a trailer seem to be unrelated - having no effect on precipitating or resolving the light failure. Lights may remain OFF for seconds, or minutes, or days at a time (making night-time driving problematic when the speedometer is out.) The instruments themselves work fine, the only problem is the lighting.

Thanks.


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Postby Captain » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:19 am

Its sounds to me that you have some loose bulbs or bulbs that have damaged fillamints behind the dash. I would pull the dash off and check

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Postby highrollerzaudio » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:03 am

ok thanks.. so a bad bulb would cause the needles not to work either....

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Postby Captain » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:07 am

highrollerzaudio wrote:ok thanks.. so a bad bulb would cause the needles not to work either....
You said from your first post that the guages work fine. At the time of checking bulbs look at the wirring connections. When a electrical problem such as lights work then don't work then work again its mostly a connection issue. You could hace a connector that became loose.

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Postby highrollerzaudio » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:30 am

the gauges work fine but the needles don't light up on the side that the dash gauges don't light up..


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