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Old 02-27-2015, 06:01 PM   #1
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I,m just wondering where I might find a decent video or instructions showing how to access instrument panel lights on 94 *-10. Fuse is good, switch seems to be OK since it works for interior lights. There is one on youtube but not enough light to be usefull. thanks
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All of the lights or just one?
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All of the lights or just one?
except for the warning lights which come on temporarily when I start it. Otherwise, pitch black.
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Does the HVAC panel and radio panel light up?
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Does the HVAC panel and radio panel light up?
The lights in the radio that show the station and time work, but nothing else.
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I agree with where Mike is going on this. I also suspect the problem is somewhere in feeding power to the instrument panel lights. It would be a good idea to start tracing and checking wires starting at the light switch, checking for power also at the panel dimmer switch, all the way in to the cluster. Also check to see if you have park lights, as that could be another piece to the puzzle.

Interior lights can still come on, even if there is a problem with the panel dimmer.
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Exactly my thoughts Randall, thank you.
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I agree with where Mike is going on this. I also suspect the problem is somewhere in feeding power to the instrument panel lights. It would be a good idea to start tracing and checking wires starting at the light switch, checking for power also at the panel dimmer switch, all the way in to the cluster. Also check to see if you have park lights, as that could be another piece to the puzzle.

Interior lights can still come on, even if there is a problem with the panel dimmer.
OK, so I'm guessing these panels just pop off but I'm not sure how to start popping. By the way, parking lights DO work.

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Then you need to find schematics to your lighting system and find out if you have power coming from your light switch that powers instrument lights.
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Then you need to find schematics to your lighting system and find out if you have power coming from your light switch that powers instrument lights.
That sounds like a good place to start. I'll give it a shot. Thanks to everyone.
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