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Same as this guy here, "I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe, in the daytime the dash lights work. At night when the headlights come on automatically I loose all dash lights. Instrument panel and radio lights are gone but all still function.
If I manually turn on the headlights I also lose all dash lights. I can not figure out what relay is causing this, I am assuming it is a relay."

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

I have checked the fuses. I have not checked the dash bulbs ALL OF THEM DON"T WORK and then every once in a blue moon they ALL work.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tahoe yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just the fuses.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The odometer / gear indicator light is also not working, again except for once every few months for ten minutes or so.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Update: If I turn on the interior lights by turning the dimmer up all the way, the dash lights work. But with the headlights being turned on the dash lights don't work. The odometer almost never turns on.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The radio lights work normally, but not when the headlights are on.
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Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I'm okay with wire diagrams and I have a good multimeter.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I'm wondering if we should put this project on hold for a few days as I've got a bunch of stuff going on right now and won't be able to work on the Tahoe until maybe next week at the earliest. I've never used this service before, wasn't sure of the format.
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

We can wait, the post will stay active for 7 days. You can respond back when ready here and we will go from there.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I'm guessing it would be best if I was at the Tahoe with the dash apart the next time we chat? Or how should I prepare for a discussion next week? What time of day is better for you (it sounds like afternoons, but wanted to clarify). Thanks.
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

On central time

Online from 11-3 mid day

Online from 8-3 at night

We would need to do some wire testing prior to assuming the dash needs to be removed.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Okay. Thanks for the information. I had an interesting week; including getting a new job. Are you available on Sundays or Saturdays?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

I am here 7 days a week. Somedays alot and somedays not. I am also a 6-7 year old soccer coach and cub scout master, busy life. Plus it is camping and hunting season LOL

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Cool. Hopefully I'll be able figure some time out to work on this project, but if not, so it goes. This starting a new job and slowly cutting back on the old one may mean some busy weeks ahead.Good luck with the hunting season. I don't hunt but my Dad bow hunts for white tail in Wisconsin. And I'm an Eagle Scout. Take care.
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Keep in touch as needed

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