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10/02/2006
22:48:04

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so i was gettin ready to leave school after an away soccer game. it was 9:00pm and i turn my truck on, and lights on.... 20 seconds later i realize my dash lights dont work! the parking lights, brights, turn signals, and cabin light all work. and yes, i did twist it to see if i had them dimmed all the way down.

its a 1995 3.9 auto, anyone been through this or know how to fix it?



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10/13/2006
23:23:22

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Um the bulbs behind the dash are probably burnt out...have u ever taken ur dash apart? if you have you could check this and if they are burnt out it would be a easy fix....ps dont buy the bulbs from the dealership



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10/13/2006
23:46:02

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Highly unlikely ALL the bulbs burned out at one time. Most likely a bad wire/ground or fuse. Check the easy stuff before you start digging deep. Might just save you a lot of unneeded work

So many problems .... So little time



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10/14/2006
09:13:44

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Yeah, the same thing happened to me recently, although I have a 2001. I checked the fuse I thought was correct, and it was fine. Strangely, it was another fuse, the one for my parking lights. Check ALL your fuses, even if it doesn't make sense to look at a particular one.



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10/14/2006
17:15:50

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well, i checked the fuses, turns out it was blown, so i replaced it. it called for a 4 amp, but autozone only had 5 amps so i used one of those. it fixed it, for a little while, then it blew again, replaced the fuse again, and as soon as i turned my lights on it blew... now what do i do?



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10/16/2006
16:00:22

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Tim,
You have to be the dumbest person on this earth. Really, all the bulbs went at the same time. I really hope that you have been neutered, so there are not little dumb Tims running around.



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10/16/2006
22:10:08

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Personnel experience you ass gremlin



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10/16/2006
23:14:55

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Personal experience Tim, I have never had 2 bulbs burn up at the same time...ass gremlin

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10/17/2006
21:05:32

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fellas please! my dash lights still dont work!



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10/18/2006
07:23:39

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As for you question, you have a bad ground in the dash. The only thing to really do, is to start checking wires.

As for the retard Tim. I guess you could be right. I does sound like all of you light bulbs are burnt out.



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10/18/2006
17:50:15

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Actually, the ground is probably fine - sounds more like a hot lead or bad gauge shorting to ground. We call that a short circuit; not a bad ground. A bad ground could kill the lights too, but wouldn't blow the fuse. Look or smell for something charred to find it. That advice to start checking wires is good.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

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10/18/2006
20:47:37

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I missed the blown fuse in his second post, I had a "Tim" moment of stupidness.

Check your wiring behind the cluster and look for what was posted above. Loose connections can blow fuses, so check those also.

Anything electrical is just chasing wires, there is no easy fix.





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10/25/2006
16:25:07

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a buddy told me to just stick a 20 amp fuse in instead of a 5 amp. what would happen then?



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10/25/2006
16:49:31

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you truck could wind up going up in smoke. never ever put a fuse in a circuit that is rated for more current than the circuit was originally designed for. your just begging for an electrical fire.



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10/25/2006
17:10:19

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well its a good thing i didnt listen to him. i opened up the dash and... i might as well be doin open heart surgery, i have no idea what to look for. i think i just might have someone who knows what they're doing have a look at it.



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10/13/2018
08:45:02

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I have no power to where the 4 amp fuse is
at for my dash lights. Any help would be
great. Been digging around for 4 days on
my pickup. I have a 1995 dodge Dakota V8



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