Dash lights and tail lights acting up

Dash lights and tail lights acting up

Postby JTalley [OP] » October 7th 2011, 2:37am

A while back, my dash lights, including the lights on the heater controls, went out completely. At the same time, my radio LED stopped dimming with the rotating switch and wouldn't get dimmer when I turned on the headlights like it used to. Someone also said my taillights were out. Closer inspection revealed that they were merely dim, and not out completely. Pulling into my friend's driveway, my dash lights came on, as well as the other lights. My tail lights went back to their normal brightness.

Apparently it's a loose wire somewhere... I'm thinking it may be a faulty headlight switch. Any ideas before I replace something I don't need to?
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Re: Dash lights and tail lights acting up

Postby Shad0wXCalibur » October 8th 2011, 12:50am

I'm not an electrical expert but it wouldn't hurt to grab a junkyard headlight and dimmer switch. They rarely go bad. My junkyard only charges $2 per switch. If that's not the problem, it's likely a loose ground somewhere.
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