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Old 06-07-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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dash lights blow out

ok 98 gt and everytime i turn my lights on i hear a pop in the speakers and the radio shuts down and then restarts but the dash lights do not work. the guages work and everything else and the fuse is not blown.

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also it only does the reset thing once now with the fuse still good they still refuse to turn on but the headlights and day time lights turn on fine.
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Re: dash lights blow out

Well there is definitely a short.

Do you have an aftermarket radio? If the dimmer switch/wire is hooked up it could explain for the speaker pop and dash fuse blowing.

Not sure about the whole restart thing.
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Re: dash lights blow out

hmmm ok ill pull out the deck and the radio kinda restarts.....it a 7" in-dash deck and when it shorts i shuts down then starts back up.....thing is the fuse is still good but the lights still won't work.
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Re: dash lights blow out

This may sound stupid but is the dimmer knob all the way up?
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haha yea i tried it all it ust popped, restarted the radio and then the lgihts stopped wroking....yet fuse is still intact.
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Re: dash lights blow out

is there any other fusesthat go with the dash lights other than the one 10amp one labeled number 13
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Re: dash lights blow out

It's very possible that it is another fuse, however it will not solve the problem. You need to start searching the wiring first I'd say.
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Re: dash lights blow out

try to turn the knob to make the dome light come on, and then see if your instrument panel lights work then. could be a bad headlight switch, i had the same problem with mine.
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now my freaking tail lights don't work they work if the breaks on but if the head lights are on they don't turn on only when you hit the break.......and the day time lgihts no longer work eather......WTF is this only thing that works are the head lights and who knows how long they will last now
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Re: dash lights blow out

check the headlight/dimmer switch, sounds like that went out.
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