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Pontiac pontiac vibe: 2006pontiac vibe tail lights,instrument

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2006pontiac vibe tail lights,instrument panel lights,and dimmer dial not working. all other lights are ok dash lights are bright.fuses ok. where do ilook to fix...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** for the question. If I am not online when you return please give me some time to get back to you. It sounds like you either have a bad dimmer switch assembly or you may have a failure in the body control module which controls these systems. If you have a voltage meter I can tell you how to test them.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have a voltmeter i replaced dimmer already.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry for the delay. I am away from my PC. I will send over some tests later if that is ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok send me the info and i will perform the tests to determine what failed. i need to fix tailights asap thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
In the right hand instrument panel fuse box you will find a relay for the tail lights. It is marked tail relay. When you turn on the lights manually see if you can feel a subtle click from the relay as if it is energizing. If it is not then I need to you remove it and leave the switch on and test each terminal for voltage. That will give me a place to start. You can even switch this relay with a similar relay to see if anything changes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cant find relay need exact location of right hand instrument panel fuse box. can you call me @636(###) ###-####
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay in getting back with you. I am searching my database for a diagram of the fuse box location. It is on the far left under the dash. The relay you need is the second one in from the far left.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. relay
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1.relay does not click. 2. pulled relay it does operate correctly. no power to rear parking lights. checked with voltmeter. could new dimmer switch be defective ?
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
The switch can be defective, but that is not too likely. With the key on and the lights turned on do two of the 4 terminals at the relay connection have power?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please cancel and issue credit to my accont. will take car to repair shop. owner assures me he can fix for under$200.00
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
I am not sure why you rejected my help as I thought we were making progress with this. Since you do not seem to want to go further I will opt out.

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