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Old 02-10-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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my cluster gauge lights don't work

I just realized that my cluster gauge lights don't work I've had this car for about 6 months and just realized that. I'm assuming the previous owner installed those LED lights and took them out without properly installing back the normal lights does anybody know where I can get the wiring diagram for the cluster gauge light, trying to see if everything was wired right which I doubt he did, the light bulbs are new and I found the switch to turn on and off the LED lights without wires attached.
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I assume that you have already checked all of the fuses related to the instrument cluster... There are several.
Have you checked to make sure that the dimmer switch, on the headlight switch, isn't turned all the way to "low"?
Is this the original instrument cluster? Pull it out and see if anyone has messed around with the wiring harness. It should be easy to tell if there are any splices or if anything has been moved around.
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Yeah that picture shows the lights all the way up the instrument panel is the original but next to the fuse box you seea lot of wires that had been spliced or just dangling and all fuses are good.
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Well, you will have to search around for a wiring diagram and try to figure out where/why the power, going to the cluster illumination, is stopping.
You should be able to tell what was done to the factory wiring harness by closely examining it.
I dislike when people add a bunch of garbage to the car and hack up the wiring. It makes it a pain in the *** to diagnose someone elses shoddy work, later on.
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my cluster gauge lights don't work

To me, it looks like the stock bulbs are still in- and working! I say this because the needles are lit up.

My guess is that the LED overlay is blocking the light from coming through.

Get us a pic of your gauges in the daylight and we can you if it's the factory one or not. If it's aftermarket, just pull it off and your done.


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Here's the panel
Probably something on the back of the faceplate that needs to come off like a sticker or something silly like that

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Same happens to me. But for me only the mph and the rpm ones don't light up


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Same happens to me. But for me only the mph and the rpm ones don't light up


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That sounds like bad bulbs

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That sounds like bad bulbs

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Yea I just turn it all off looks better imo


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Here's the panel

That's a aftermarket overlay. Just get into the cluster (very easy) and pluck it off. Good as new the only bummer is the stock gauges are just a basic black color.

Or you could always look into another one to replace it with, since the white gauges look really good.


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Here's the panel

I hate that one. That's the exact same one I have. The red line is not even right


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