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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Instrument lights not working

My instrument lights (all except turn signal indicators) aren't working. I switched out all the bulbs and nothing. Where should I start?

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Unread 05-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Chris, have you checked all fuses ?
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Unread 05-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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Make sure there is a good ground to the instrument cluster board.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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Mine too, i tried to clean contacts, i think it could be headlight switch on mine. Not sure,
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Unread 05-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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Mine did the same thing.Try running a wire from the speedo screws on the back to ground and test the lights. Mine lost ground and this is the repair I did to fix.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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Mine worked after I rotated my headlight switch back and forth a few times.
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