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post #1 of 14 Old 05-13-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Gauge cluster died

I was driving home last night and then all of a sudden i noticed my gauge cluster lighting go out. i had noticed it was really dim lately. I didnt look to see if my window switches went out as well to indicate that its a fuse problem.

I tried the map lights and they worked so its not the switch i dont think that went bad. All the needles still work its just the lighting that died. Anyone had that happen?

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BULBS BLOW?
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Not all at once they wouldnt

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Not all at once they wouldnt
why not? Iv seen 6 bulbs go at once on a cluster?
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Maybe the illumination wire is grounding out? You did check the dimmer switch, right? :

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Maybe the illumination wire is grounding out? You did check the dimmer switch, right? :
Maybe when i was doing my gauges i f-ed something up in there. but yes i did check the dimmer switch Im not THAT stupid...usually

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Maybe when i was doing my gauges i f-ed something up in there. but yes i did check the dimmer switch Im not THAT stupid...usually
You checked the wire going to the illumination feed on the gauges? I'm guessing you tied into your dash lighting. It can only be that feed or bulbs. Bulbs are much more unlikely. Turn your lights on and jiggle the wire, see if it's loose.




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Yea ill try that tonight like you i highly doubt all the bulbs died simultaneously

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BUMP tried jiggling and that didnt do the trick any other suggestions?

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BUMP tried jiggling and that didnt do the trick any other suggestions?
Do you have a testlight? turn your running lights on and check your hot lead from your light switch to the gauges. Check first behind the panel and then check behind your gauges. If this lead is hot, check your ground. If both of those are fine, then you may have bulb issues.




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