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My climate control and dash stopped lighting up on my 2000

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my climate control and dash stopped lighting up on my 2000 Honda accord se
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: yes all are good
JA: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: well I did just replace the hazard switch when it blew . it was from another honda
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for your question!
My name is ***** ***** give me a moment to review your question and respond with the assistance you need!

Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

Did you test the fuses with a test light?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

No need to request a phone call, but please give me a moment to type my response.

Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

Ok,

Since the fuses are good it might be a good idea to check the dimmer switch. If it's unplugged then you won't have any dash lights, or at least check and see if it makes any difference when you try to change the dash lights from dim to bright. If not, let me know and we can test the wiring. Sometimes these can fail and cause the same issue you are having. Especially if the fuses are all good.

Please check this and let me know.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Dimmer switch is fine. Odometer light lights up one off but once you turn them on the headlights it goes off.heater control knobs don't light up as well
Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

What model accord is it?
LX, DX, EX and is it a coupe or a 4 door?

Also, was the hazard switch from the same model and can you take the car apart and look at the wiring?
Finally, does the odometer change when you use the switch?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's a 2000 SE model and yes I can look at the wiring and I took the has a switch out of a 2002 I know it doesn't change at all
Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

Ok

Can you tell me how you tested the dimmer switch if the dash lights don't work?

I need a couple minutes to look at the wiring diagrams, I shall return!

Expert:  Carguy1 replied 6 months ago.

Can you please check fuse 9,10 and 13 for power in the fuse box inside the car?
If they are good, then please check the red/white stripped wire to the dimmer and make sure it's got power as well.

Let me know.

Thanks.

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