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Jake, Nissan Technician
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The gauge lights are out on my 2002 Pathy SE. I've checked

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The gauge lights are out on my 2002 Pathy SE. I've checked the dimmer dial and that is not it. I've checked the fuse box ELEC B and a couple of other interior fuses and they all seem OK. Suggestions?
JA: Have you checked the manual yet? Most vehicles have two fuse panels.
Customer: Yes, manual is open but only looked at fuses behind coin tray on inside. The box under the hood does not appear to have a related fuse
JA: What is the model of your '02 Nissan?
Customer: SE
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just the fuses inside. I can take to dealer if needed. All four Gauges are unlit-- fuel, speed, tach and temp
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I am aware of
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Hey there, thanks for the question.

there are 2 fuses at the interior fuse panel for the meter.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

if ONLY the guage lights are out but all other dimmable lighting is working then the problem is likely a fuse or in the cluster itself.

if no illumination lights are working and fuses are good then the dimmer switch itself is likely here.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

If you have further questions just ask and ill be happy to help. If not please leave a kind rating. Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I have to replace the dimmer switch, is that something I can do myself or should I take it to a repair shop?
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Sure you could do it.

If your comfortably removing a dash piece finisher, removing the illumination knob, and installing the new one then your good to go.