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Old 04-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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I Have checked everything in my instrument panel and I can't get all the bulbs to work or there very dim. I put in a new rheostat for brightness but it didn't help. Does any one know of any restoration places doing fox instrument panels or parts. I also changed the little circuit board on the rear.
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I Have checked everything in my instrument panel and I can't get all the bulbs to work or there very dim. I put in a new rheostat for brightness but it didn't help. Does any one know of any restoration places doing fox instrument panels or parts. I also changed the little circuit board on the rear.
Sounds like you have a bad ground to the board.
Did you adjust the rheostat?
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do they have a dimmer factory?
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Ya I have adjusted, push, pulled and traced wires . I'll start checking grounds next.

And yes my 89 has a gauge dimmer on the lower left dash next to the steering column. Its an rheostat that dimmed the lights.
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This might take some time to figure out. It could be a bad ground, basically anywhere between the switch and all points of the cluster or a burned spot on the cluster, or even in the headlight switch itself. For that matter, your brand new rheostat may be defective.
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Your right man it's going to be awhile now blowed out my rotator cuff in my shoulder at work last night. Not much call for a one arm ninja right now so I'll need to heal up.
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Ouch! that's not a "fixes itself" kinda problem. Too bad. I hope ya get it fixed because I hear it's painful when you move the affected arm or at least when you strain it.
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Ya I know I'm going to have to get it repaired. I'm down for awhile. It's my shifting arm. Lol
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