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post #1 of 19 Old 07-10-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Instrument lights don't work! help!

Alright, so my dashboard lights don't work. the switch still turns on my headlights and the roller still turns on the lights by my doors.

I don't know whats going on.

Anyone know anything about this?

any help much appreaciated!

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-10-2010, 11:55 PM
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Are the bulbs burnt out? Did they work before and all of a sudden stop?
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post #3 of 19 Old 07-10-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well I accidently left my dome lights on over night and the next morning the jeep started perfectly, but the dashlights wouldn't work.

I haven't checked the bulbs, I looked for them but I didn't find them.
Where are the bulbs located?
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post #4 of 19 Old 07-11-2010, 12:59 AM
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3 screws above and 3 below the cluster. The light behind my gas gauge is out, but I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet so I can't tell you exactly what to look for other than small lightbulb shaped objects
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post #5 of 19 Old 07-11-2010, 02:52 AM
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Did you check the fuses? Interior lights, dash lights and head lights should all be different fuses.

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post #6 of 19 Old 07-11-2010, 07:06 AM
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Check fuse #10 which is a 5amp and is the leftmost fuse on the bottom row in the fusebox below the dash. It is on the output of the dimmer switch going to the dash lights. If this fuse is good and your marker lights are out as well, then check fuse #8 which is a 20amp and is in the middle fuse on the second row from the bottom. If both fuses are good, then your dimmer is likely at fault.
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Do you have tail lights?

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post #8 of 19 Old 07-11-2010, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Alright lejerk thanks.

I haven't checked the fuses yet I'll be doing that today now thanks man.

I do have tail lights and reverse lights.
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Check fuse #10 which is a 5amp and is the leftmost fuse on the bottom row in the fusebox below the dash. It is on the output of the dimmer switch going to the dash lights. If this fuse is good and your marker lights are out as well, then check fuse #8 which is a 20amp and is in the middle fuse on the second row from the bottom. If both fuses are good, then your dimmer is likely at fault.
That was it, success fuse #10 needed to be changed
Thank you very much idaholtby.

Thanks everyone for their suggestions.
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Thanks for reporting back with the resolution. Glad to hear you got it fixed
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Sometimes You just gotta check the simple things first. Thanks for telling me which fuses, I had no clue about which would be which.
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Sometimes You just gotta check the simple things first. Thanks for telling me which fuses, I had no clue about which would be which.
Now you need to find out why that fuse was blowed.

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post #13 of 19 Old 07-11-2010, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Now you need to find out why that fuse was blowed.
The fuse wasn't blown it was corroded on the arms. So I think it was just an old fuse that needed to be swaped.
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post #14 of 19 Old 01-17-2014, 04:58 PM
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can you show me where fuse that fuse is all my lights/radio dont work and i hope that is the fuse i need to change in order for it to work again
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-01-2015, 07:09 PM
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ok so im having a similar problem except this jeep just got running again after about a year only two lights light up on the instrument panel and the others don't
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