Reading a discription of how the lights are suppose to work may shed some light on the problem. I can thump the panel and they'll stay on until i change something on the panel or shut off the truck. I recommend checking all of the fuses. Blown fuse means short circuit. In addition the instrument light for the transmission does not work and you can not tell what gear you are in another potentially dangerous situation, on top of that the check engine light comes on repeatdley causing mino r repair costs each time it occurs. With that said, drivers often complain about the lighting for the instrument panel providing intermittent operation well in advance of complete failure. Door is held on by several plastic hooks at this point carefully lift up on door then pull outward until these clips release.
Here we'll talk about what it takes and how much it costs to fix this problem. I'll send ya one for cheap if you still need one. Diagnosing the Dash Lights Broken Problem As you probably figured out by now I believe that in most cases that the root cause of the instrument cluster back lighting problem resides with the headlight dimmer switch. Answer: For the few lights that only come on when you hit the dash cluster, that means the cluster has an internal problem and needs to be removed, sent for repairs, or have a rebuilt unit installed. That's not how you find a short, that's for parasitic draw finding. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd fix it myself. The underhood fuse block supplies battery positive voltage to both the park lamp relay switch contacts and the park lamp coil circuit.
Did you find and correct the condition? Where is help for the consumer????. You can choose any combination of components to upgrade including your gauge cluster, climate control, radio, steering wheel controls, dash switches or overhead console. See how to diagnose, repair and get parts for the job. There are 4 T15 maybe T10 screws holding each assembly. Did you complete the replacement? Note to remove the panel and get it out of your way, you'll have to set the parking brake and place the automatic transmission shifter in a low gear with the key on engine off. The old set ups 4pin either would under charge on short trips or over charge on long trips.
Plan to pull the ac control this weekend and see what kind of lights they are. I pulled a friends switch and tried it for a night in my truck, it fixed it. They all will do 200 amps. Now, I have taken off both the panels just by prying them off with my fingers and then working them… remove the wheel by taking off the cover or hub cap if it is removable then remove the caliper and the caliper braket. Nice, I shorted out my cig lighter on my 01 Dakota during highschool, which I discovered uses the same fuse as all the dash lights, but I had a backlit white gauge face overlay installed that was spliced into the parklight circuit.
Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems. It is held on by a horizontal lip on the door frame and should come free at this point. There are relays involved also ,but don't think there at fault. Under system click on lighting ,then under subsystem click headlamps. However, when you add the sport-utility vehicles like the Suburban, Yukon and Tahoe the number of automobiles experiencing dash light problems becomes a mind blowing number.
When your cluster fails or you have a power problem nothing brings the dash lights back on until the repairs are completed. The whole install took less than 30 minutes. The dealer is pretty much the only place to have that done at! This happened suddenly, it has been this way for over 1 week. Later that day, the contact drove the vehicle to the dealer and was informed to bring it back for a diagnostic and repair. It has been hard for me to get used to, cause I want solid volts and no dimming all the time. Take that plastic cover off and remove the sponge insert there are three nuts you have to take off then the mirror will come out.
To be sure you need to do some electrical test to know for sure! Go to Step 15 Go to Step 12 Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the headlamp switch. Unfortunately, this will need diagnosis on a case-by-case basis, because of the different power requirements for the different aftermarket radios. Posted on Nov 07, 2009 Did you think of taking to a qualified repair shop? Got it all back together and realized i had used all 12v bulbs, but someone i recall mentioned some were 6v and some were 12v. Gonna see if I can replace the climate control bulbs in spring. How to Replace the Headlight Dimmer Switch On the General Motors trucks mentioned in the beginning of this article removing the Dash fascia plate to access the headlight dimmer switch becomes necessary. The vehicle was not repaired. Go to Step 19 Go to Step 14 10 Inspect for a poor connection at the low beam relay.
I believe this is… I have an 08 Sierra. Then, if you are replacing the key cylinder, you… The entire front grill must be removed, by removing 8 7mm screws, parking light assemby must be removed to reach 7mm screw behind it. Unplug parking lights and lift grill up and out to remove… I know on the 98 model there is a plastic cover at the front of the door right across from the mirror. I'll swap in my optimum from my 02. Did you find and correct the condition? Did you complete the replacement? Refer to Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column.
Good luck hope I gave you some insight on the problem! Mine too are out along with one other dash light. For whatever reason, the interior lights dim on and off randomly when driving down the road, at random times, but not all the time. Please contact us via phone at if you have any questions. She shifted the gear from drive into neutral and restarted the vehicle. Another possibility is a bad ignition switch for the shifter lights. I can bring the dimmer switch back down to low and the lights will come back. You will have to carefully, but forcefully remove the top part of the housing to remove it from the key cylinder.
Jan 09, 2017 Maybe a stuck relay or bad headlamp switch! Since then it has worked some days other days it will not read beyond 50 miles per hour or it will be some bizarre reading. If no codes were found you would need to do some tests ,such as these. Park Lamps Inoperative From Switch 5. It will pull voltage down depending on battery state and operation mode. I hope this helps you fix it.