NAIOA.comNAIOA.comNAIOA.com
 Create an Account
 

  
NAIOA Impala Forums :: View topic - Instrumentation lights won't come on?
GarageGarage    1/4 Mile Table1/4 Mile Table    Forum FAQForum FAQ    SearchSearch    UsergroupsUsergroups   MedalsMedals
MemberlistMemberlist   ProfileProfile    Watched TopicsWatched Topics    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 

Instrumentation lights won't come on?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NAIOA Impala Forums Forum Index -> 2000-2005 General Impala Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
XXWoodmanXX
Forum Regular
Forum Regular


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 103
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Delaware, OH

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject:  Instrumentation lights won't come on? Reply with quote

alright...issues with my 2001 LS

Ok, so I got a little antsy and I decided to do my own instrument cluster mod and changed all my lamps to blue 8000mcd Blue LEDs. Everything was soldered in, re-assembled, and was working great. Had the dash lights working for about 10 min. then shut everything off. But the interior/courtesy lamps come on when I dial it all the way to theright and it "clicks"

Soooooo, I got a little bold and I decided to do my Int. light/headlight/dimmer dial next. Well, all was going well, until I heard a "BOING", and a spring went flying. Greeeeeeeat. Well, after I found the tiny spring, I began dis-assembling the plug location to return it to it's rightful location. It was suprisingly easy to re-assemble (both sets of conductor tabs are back in place from the white piece to the black piece), and figured I'll just wait on doing this one for right now.

I plugged everything back in, double-checked myself, and turned the lights on.

Well, the Int. lights came on for about a split second then, went out. WTH??? So, I figured I blew a fuse, because I still hear the relay on the pass. side fusebox "click" each time I turn the lights on. So, I broke out the Fluke and tested every fuse inside and under the hood (I think?) and found no burnt/blown fuses.

What am I missing here? For clarification, where is my dash/instrumentation lighting fuse located? Is it a fuse at all? everything is re-assembled properly, I just need to figure out what I'm missing, cause it's driving me batty. lol Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bbengineer
NAIOA Owner / Webmaster
NAIOA Administrator
NAIOA Administrator


Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 9496
Posts per day: 2.13
Location: NJ

2004 Chevrolet Impala
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
2008 Subaru Impreza
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

When you turn on your headlights and rotate the dimmer switch, does the odometer dim?

My guess is you fubar'd the headlight switch when you attempted to 'upgrade' it

BBEngineer

_________________

Decisions...Decisions...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
XXWoodmanXX
Forum Regular
Forum Regular


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 103
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Delaware, OH

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The dimmer still controls the odometer dimming, yes. I may have fubar'd the headlight switch, but everything in that assembly is mechanical so what should I be looking for? Did I burn out the 30A relay? is there a jumper I can put on the harness to test out the interior instrument lights?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bbengineer
NAIOA Owner / Webmaster
NAIOA Administrator
NAIOA Administrator


Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 9496
Posts per day: 2.13
Location: NJ

2004 Chevrolet Impala
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
2008 Subaru Impreza
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If the odometer dimming still works, then it shouldn't be a fuse (as the BCM is seeing a voltage change to dim the odometer)

You would have to jump 12V to the gray dimmer wire coming out of the dimmer switch to turn on the lights

As far as what to look for in the switch... dunno, I don't disassemble them to upgrade them..

BBEngineer

_________________

Decisions...Decisions...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
XXWoodmanXX
Forum Regular
Forum Regular


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 103
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Delaware, OH

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ok, did the brown/white to grey (position J) jumper and nothing. So, I traced it back to the Rear Lmp fuse location, and sure enough......it was a blown 15A fuse. LOL

Everything works great. Gonna take some interior pics later this evening. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
00impala123
Senior Level
Senior Level
Bronze Contributor (Amount: 1) Bronze Contributor


Joined: Feb 01, 2010
Posts: 2653
Posts per day: 0.96
Location: Chicago, IL

2000 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:50 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

As far as re-assembling the switch, thankfully Wingman had an extra one laying around to help me out when i took mine apart.

hope he doesn't mind me posting the video. lol.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Wi.....Ty1rw-umew

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
XXWoodmanXX
Forum Regular
Forum Regular


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 103
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Delaware, OH

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Here's the install of the LEDs and resistors. I placed standoffs on the board, so not to damage the dial motors


Macro-time!!!


Here's a daylight shot (overcast, really) But I'm very happy with the results


I got done sooner than I expected, so I decided to get the g/f a new head-unit and install it in her Sunfire. Dual CD/HD Tuner/Aux/USB ......$40 less than my Kenwood, and more feature-rich.
Crying or Very sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bbengineer
NAIOA Owner / Webmaster
NAIOA Administrator
NAIOA Administrator


Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 9496
Posts per day: 2.13
Location: NJ

2004 Chevrolet Impala
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
2008 Subaru Impreza
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Your speedo calibration looks off...

BBEngineer

_________________

Decisions...Decisions...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
XXWoodmanXX
Forum Regular
Forum Regular


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 103
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Delaware, OH

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just referred back to my macros I took of each needle prior to removal and you're correct. Looks like I have something to do this morning. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bbengineer
NAIOA Owner / Webmaster
NAIOA Administrator
NAIOA Administrator


Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 9496
Posts per day: 2.13
Location: NJ

2004 Chevrolet Impala
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
2008 Subaru Impreza
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

While you're at it, the Tach is a little off too

BBEngineer

_________________

Decisions...Decisions...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
XXWoodmanXX
Forum Regular
Forum Regular


Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 103
Posts per day: 0.04
Location: Delaware, OH

2001 Chevrolet Impala


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Both dials are set now. This time, before I snapped the bezel cover back on, I plugged the panel in to check their zero locations. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NAIOA Impala Forums Forum Index -> 2000-2005 General Impala Discussion All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Forums ©
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. Comments and posts are property of the poster. All other content is © 2008 by the NAIOA.


Use of this site constitutes agreement with the NAIOA Terms of Service (TOS)


PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Server Local Time: August 20, 2017, 9:54:24 pm
Page Generation: 0.13 Seconds ( SQL 37:134 in 0.01 Seconds )