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have you tried to move the dimmer switch?
do the other lights come on the radio ect
didnt think of that
none of the instrument lights come on
do the other interior light operate
i can turn the dome light on with the dimmer switch
instrument panel or all interior lights
all interior lights wont come on
my son was driving it and said all the dash lights went off so i checked fuses and all were ok
ok if the dimmer switch does not wok turn the lights on we will need to do some electrical diag do you have a voltmeter
yes i do
i can get the dome light to turn on using the dimmer switch
Im going to pull up a wiring diagram hang on
another quick question were any of the bulbs not working before they all went out?
all worked as far as i know
ok hang on
i did put a different radio in it about 2 months ago or so. Everything seemed ok from that. I used a kit so everything plugged in
ok check the dimmer switch while i find a wiring diagram
ok ill be just a few mins
click on the blue link below for wiring diagram
i worked the dimmer switch and dome turned on but no dash lights
wiring diagram above openit up
fuse f1.6 in the under the hood fuse box is it ok?
sorry under the dash
ignore under the hood
ill look again i checked em all last night but wasnt sure which one was the right one i just checked all let me look at that one
need a fuse box diagram?
i have the fuse cover with the discription
i dont see a 1.6
are there 2 fuse boxes? im looking at the one on the passenger side under the glove box
what are he numbers on the cover?
just says Fuse 1 to 36 no points. 6 big relays in the middle
1 to 40 im sorry
ok im am sending you the fuse box hang on
up in the corner on the right side
ahh ok same one
i checked that fuse and its fine
if fuse is ok will need to take the headlight switch out to check the wiring and the switch
check the tan white wire for power at the switch going in and wire brown for power going out of the headlight swich
is there a chance that when i put the dash back together that one of the connectors didnt click in place and worked loose? i know i can turn the headlights on and off and use the dimmer for the dome light but are they set up to fault if one of them connectors comes loose?
If no power going out switch is bad
It is possible did not relize you had the dash apart
I would recheck the conecters for sure
yeah i put a new radio in a couple months ago
dash light issue turned up last week
did you touch the instrument cluster or the headlight switch ?
ok ill pop the dash apart quick and check connectors and those wires
ok let me know
i disconnected the connectors on all the switches to remove the dash piece
will be a bit ill hurry
no problem take youre time im here all day
12 volts going in to switch on the white wire with a tan stripe and 11.96 going out on the brown wire
The regulater grounds the light
the regulater is prematuring grounding and causing the light to come on
sorry wrong person
ignore what I just said
yes I am ansewring more than one question
ok back to your concern the hedlight is ok
yeah headlight switch seems to work fine i got 12v in and 12v out
need to check the dimmer switch
need to check the brown wire at the dimmer switch for 12 volts
it has 12volts i checked before i came back in
12volts coming out of the grey and yellow wire
in the dimmer switch
ill check quick
the wires on the dimmer switch are different colors. I wrote down what i found
2 of the wires are grounded
is ther a brown wire with power with the headlight on?
brown, blue/black, Orange/Green have 12volts
then theres a light blue with Red and a black wire grounded
the switch is bad should have power on the red wire
try unpluging the radio you put in see if it works
the red eire goes to the radio
i used the volt meter and put it on the Beep tone to check and see if the red wire was grounded and I got a tone. does that mean the switch is fried and grounding that wire?
is ther a grey and yellow wire
no grey and yellow
replace the switch
ill go try unplugging the radio
i pulled the radio and found a wire in the Kit Harness i bought that was exposed. would that wire grounding cause the switch to go bad without blowing a fuse?
does the lights come on?
no still no lights
you need a dimmer swich
alright hopefully those arent too expensive
buy a dimmer switch and replace it
no not to bad around 100 dollars or less
at least you arenot paying for labor
oh ok good deal well i appreciate your help
that is expensive
please click the green accept button thanks