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Old 10-07-2003, 01:21 AM   #1
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i guess there is a curse... for some reason i cant get my dash lights ot work.... they worked one time i was in the car.. the next time they were out... not speedometer.. no stereo, no air controls.. they are all out... anyone know of this being a common problem and what can be dont about it??
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The rheostat for the dash illumination often gets a dead spot. Frequently just a lot of dust gathers at the top of the element to break contact. Try turning the light dimmer ring around the headlight switch back & forth a few times to see if you get a response.
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Not sure about the 97, but on my 93 the ring is for the headlight off delay for twilight sentinel. The **** itself turns as the dimmer. Check all your fuses, too. Your owners manual should be a help with that.
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yay it was just a fuse
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Not sure about the 97, but on my 93 the ring is for the headlight off delay for twilight sentinel. The **** itself turns as the dimmer.
Thanks willwren, you are correct. They're all that way.
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