Originally Posted by 0Tick
ya, all the lights come on in the interier when i turn the **** all the way up. When i turn my lights on, the display for the time/radio and the heater/AC screens turn off. There arent any panel lights when i turn my lights on. My screen that has the car status on it and my compus stay on though.
Right. Except for the dome and door lights, are there any red lights on the dash, climate control, radio, or gear shifter console that come on with the lights? Does turning on the headlamps have any effect on any other interior lights, except for the VF displays for the radio and A/C? Do the VF displays for the driver information and the compass get dimmer when you turn on the headlamps?
It appears that the dimmer rheostat is bad, or the power to or from it is shorted because when you activate the headlamps, it is
having an effect on the VF displays. The symptoms you describe are similar to those of a rheostat turned all the way off.
Also double check to see that you don't have a blown 5A fuse in space 25, or any other blown fuses.