Dash lights not coperating at night

06-10-2003, 05:55 AM
When the headlights are turned off, the radio and ac/heat lights are just like they should be. I can see the temperature and the radio station. When I turn the headlights on, the gauges, radio, ac, and clock light do not turn on, yet everything works just fine, no light though. So basically at night, I have been driving in the dark and Its very irritating considering how nice the interior is. Its not the fuses and does not show a relay. so maybe its the dimmer switch component. If you have any idea what the hells is going on, feel free to share some advice. thanks.

06-10-2003, 04:34 PM
I fixed this on mine about 4 years ago....it took some figuring and as I recall I removed the entire dash panel, which is pretty sophisticated and essentially just a big circuit board. Anyway I eventually removed the dimmer, which is a rather large module, took it apart and found faulty solder connections, or modular connections, I don't remember exactly, but the problem was definately in the dimmer module and very easy to fix, once I got to this point.

Hope this helps.

07-27-2003, 11:59 PM
I had the same problem for two days. Then I out of no where it the dash light turned on again after i kept the dash light switch. I figured that the battery was a bit low or something. I havn't had that problem since and it was over 2 months ago.

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