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Old 09-03-2003, 09:05 PM   #1
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My gauge lights have quit, radio and compas light up and HUD works but gauge lights don't. I can't find a fuse in the owners manual that points to these lights. I have a 1995 SSEI and would appreciate any help.

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Sorry I don't have the answer Bob.. but if you PM Tamara.. she maybe able to send you via Email a PDF file for the wiring schemetic. She has a 95 Bonneville Manual on CD ( I should know as I bought it for her.. see what a nice guy I am..hahaha.. just so I can use it and work on her 95 car.. lmao.. DO'H.. that wasn't suppose to happen ). As for fuses.. the easiest way to test them is to get a multimeter and set it to continuaty (sp?) and test each of the lil metal tab protruding out at the end of each fuse ( with each prong of the meter) .. if it beeps.. the fuse is fine.. if it doesn't.. than it'* blown.. in which case pull it out and you should clearly be able to see a break in the fuse link.
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How long have they been out?
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have you tried to turn the **** where your headlights are. if it is turned a little bit then it cuts off the dash light and just leaves the heads up and the HVAC and radio going only. Just figured it would help!!
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Yes I have tried the dimmer and nothing, the steering wheel control lights are also out. This happened last week in heavy rain.
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check ur wiring and the bulbs its all backlit and may be getting light from the same bulb
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I still have not found the problem ith my gauge lights, any suggestions?

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On the 1994, I would check Fuses 6C and 4A. Don't know if the 95 is the same.
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Yes I have tried the dimmer and nothing, the steering wheel control lights are also out. This happened last week in heavy rain.
Pardon a dumb question, but have you checked to make sure your exterior lights (i.e. taillights, etc.; all _except_ the headlamps) are still working? Not sure about the Bonneville, but on other GM cars I've owned, the dash backlighting is a separately-fused branch off the exterior lighting circuit, so that if you manage to blow your outside lights, your dashboard will go dark as well, to alert you that you've got a problem.

Your headlamps are not involved; those are on separate circuits protected by circuit breakers. But all the other external lights (those on brown wires) are on the same primary circuit as the dash backlighting.
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Yes I still have tail lights only the gauge lights are out. I pulled all fuses and checked each one until I found the blown fuse. I replaced it and it has blown again I now must search for a wiring problem. Just one question a could a blown bulb be shorting out and blowing the fuse?

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