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Dash Lights randomly turn off/quit working

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject:  Dash Lights randomly turn off/quit working Reply with quote

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My parents have a 2003 and I am posting on thier behalf. Dad says that radomly the dash lights(inst panel) won't turn on at all or they are off from teh start. I told him to look at the dimmer/light switch, if needed to jump the terminals. He knows what he is doing when it comes to vehicles. He has been a mechanice for 40+ years. He doesn't do computers though. haha.

Thoughts on what could be the issue?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'd start with the dimmer switch too as it's a common failure point. Good thinking .

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I would be careful jumping terminals on these cars. The BCM is very touchy and the slightest surge / short will cause it to self destruct.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Will do guys! I suppose a good ole volt meter to see if it's putting out enough volts for the dash lights could work as well. Smile

Thank you both!
I will post up the resolution.
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