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Old 21 Mar 2007, 09:11 pm
Jeff
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Default Dash lights out

i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting up
anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all go out?
thanks for any advice.


-jeff

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Old 21 Mar 2007, 10:00 pm
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Default Re: Dash lights out

Jeff wrote:
> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not
> lighting up anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do
> they all go out? thanks for any advice.
>
>
> -jeff

check fuses, then fiddle with the dimmer.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 09:58 am
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the fuse is good. that fuse controls the license plate and tail light bulbs
and they're lighting up. the gear indicator thing on the dashboard will
light up with the lights off but when i turn on the park lights it goes out.
the dimmer is doing nothing. if anyone thinks they know what could be
causing it please let me know. thankyou.

-jeff
"jim beam" <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in message
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> Jeff wrote:
>> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting
>> up anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all
>> go out? thanks for any advice.
>>
>>
>> -jeff

> check fuses, then fiddle with the dimmer.


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Old 22 Mar 2007, 10:53 am
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Default Re: Dash lights out

On 3/22/07 9:58 AM, in article
eQwMh.8506$JZ3.7626@newssvr13.news.prodigy.net, "Jeff"
<jeffscomp@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> the fuse is good. that fuse controls the license plate and tail light bulbs
> and they're lighting up. the gear indicator thing on the dashboard will
> light up with the lights off but when i turn on the park lights it goes out.
> the dimmer is doing nothing. if anyone thinks they know what could be
> causing it please let me know. thankyou.
>
> -jeff
> "jim beam" <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in message
> news:VNSdnTZFycKsbJzbnZ2dnUVZ_tHinZ2d@speakeasy.ne t...
>> Jeff wrote:
>>> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting
>>> up anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all
>>> go out? thanks for any advice.
>>>
>>>
>>> -jeff

>> check fuses, then fiddle with the dimmer.

>


There is a dimmer relay that is powered by the headlight relay (no separate
fuse). On a '96 its in the underhood fuse box. With luck, yours will be
similar. It could also be the dimmer control itself. My '87 Ford went
through several of them.

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Old 22 Mar 2007, 11:48 am
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Default Re: Dash lights out

On Mar 21, 11:11 pm, "Jeff" <jeffsc...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting up
> anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all go out?
> thanks for any advice.
>
> -jeff


Sounds like the dimmer/Rheostat switch.Should be three wires going
into controller on switch.Jump the RED and the RED/BLACK wires.If
lights come on,brightness controller in switch is defective.Also check
for a good ground on the BLACK wire.You could by-pass the switch all
together by hooking up the red and red/black wires direct.:-)

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Old 22 Mar 2007, 11:56 am
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On Mar 22, 12:53 pm, E Meyer <epmeye...@msn.com> wrote:
> On 3/22/07 9:58 AM, in article
> eQwMh.8506$JZ3.7...@newssvr13.news.prodigy.net, "Jeff"
>
>
>
>
>
> <jeffsc...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > the fuse is good. that fuse controls the license plate and tail light bulbs
> > and they're lighting up. the gear indicator thing on the dashboard will
> > light up with the lights off but when i turn on the park lights it goes out.
> > the dimmer is doing nothing. if anyone thinks they know what could be
> > causing it please let me know. thankyou.

>
> > -jeff
> > "jim beam" <spamvor...@bad.example.net> wrote in message
> >news:VNSdnTZFycKsbJzbnZ2dnUVZ_tHinZ2d@speakeasy.n et...
> >> Jeff wrote:
> >>> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting
> >>> up anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all
> >>> go out? thanks for any advice.

>
> >>> -jeff
> >> check fuses, then fiddle with the dimmer.

>
> There is a dimmer relay that is powered by the headlight relay (no separate
> fuse). On a '96 its in the underhood fuse box. With luck, yours will be
> similar. It could also be the dimmer control itself. My '87 Ford went
> through several of them.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


The dimmer relay is just for re-directing power to your high beam
headlights.:-)

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Old 22 Mar 2007, 08:08 pm
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Default Re: Dash lights out

they did come on again on my way to work but when i got off work tonight
they went out again. i'll look for that relay. thanks for your help.


-jeff
<special.hfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Mar 21, 11:11 pm, "Jeff" <jeffsc...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting
>> up
>> anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all go
>> out?
>> thanks for any advice.
>>
>> -jeff

>
> Sounds like the dimmer/Rheostat switch.Should be three wires going
> into controller on switch.Jump the RED and the RED/BLACK wires.If
> lights come on,brightness controller in switch is defective.Also check
> for a good ground on the BLACK wire.You could by-pass the switch all
> together by hooking up the red and red/black wires direct.:-)
>


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Old 23 Mar 2007, 10:43 am
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On 3/22/07 11:56 AM, in article
1174582601.634739.248870@e1g2000hsg.googlegroups.c om,
"special.hfx@hotmail.com" <special.hfx@hotmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 22, 12:53 pm, E Meyer <epmeye...@msn.com> wrote:
>> On 3/22/07 9:58 AM, in article
>> eQwMh.8506$JZ3.7...@newssvr13.news.prodigy.net, "Jeff"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> <jeffsc...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> the fuse is good. that fuse controls the license plate and tail light bulbs
>>> and they're lighting up. the gear indicator thing on the dashboard will
>>> light up with the lights off but when i turn on the park lights it goes out.
>>> the dimmer is doing nothing. if anyone thinks they know what could be
>>> causing it please let me know. thankyou.

>>
>>> -jeff
>>> "jim beam" <spamvor...@bad.example.net> wrote in message
>>> news:VNSdnTZFycKsbJzbnZ2dnUVZ_tHinZ2d@speakeasy.ne t...
>>>> Jeff wrote:
>>>>> i have a 94 civic automatic and the dashboard lights all are not lighting
>>>>> up anymore. could it be a fuse blown? or if 1 bulb goes out do they all
>>>>> go out? thanks for any advice.

>>
>>>>> -jeff
>>>> check fuses, then fiddle with the dimmer.

>>
>> There is a dimmer relay that is powered by the headlight relay (no separate
>> fuse). On a '96 its in the underhood fuse box. With luck, yours will be
>> similar. It could also be the dimmer control itself. My '87 Ford went
>> through several of them.- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> The dimmer relay is just for re-directing power to your high beam
> headlights.:-)
>


Obviously, the brain is not working this week. I think I'll just stop for a
while...


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