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I have a 1993 XJ6 Base Model (aka XJ40). My light bulb failure indicator went on and I ended up hunting for the missing light bulb, which turned out to be in the license plate. But after I replaced the license plate bulb, my fuse failure indicator and Check Engine lights went on. I pressed the VCM button and it said Fuse 2 indicating the left hand fuse box. I discovered that that C3 fuse that controlled the dome light, map light, and glove box light had blown. After replacing the fuse, I pressed the VCM button and found Fuel Fail 39, which I've had before so that's easy to fix. But, I now notice that the backlight for the trip odometer (and VCM codes and mpg) doesn't work. Also, the dimmer button below the VCM button doesn't work either. I can read the odometer and VCM codes in daylight, but it's totally dark at night. Or maybe the dimmer switch has it so low that I can't see it. Is there a light bulb that displays the odometer, VCM codes, fuel mileage, etc.? And what does it take to repair this light?
Can you be a little more precise than "check all your fuses"? The car has 70-80 fuses and surely some of thing can be easily ruled out. For example, is the fuse in question in the left side panel or the right side panel? Does this fuse control areas in addition to the trip odometer light bulb that might give some clue as to which fuse it is?
and can you give any further guidance on determining which fuse might be the blown fuse? I really don't want to change 70 fuses.