Gauge lights off, and OBD1 lights fading dim to on
i'm using someone's sig here....
but basically, I was driving home from IHOP with my gf and some pals, when the lights from my cluster go off. My headlights remained on, and so I turned on the map light. That light worked fine and wasn't fading so I know it's not a battery issue. All I can see on my dash is the mileage lit up. That light and the clock light (OBD1) are fading dim to bright at random. I checked the breakers but nothing seems to be out.
I'm not saying its the bulbs. I am saying check the bulbs.
It sounds like you have lose or shorted wiring somewhere in the circuit. These are a pain to diagnose. And yes, double-check the fuses. I know you said you checked, but since you say that nothing "seems" out, I would go and check again to gain the certainty that nothing is out.
yes the needles work.
it's just the orange backlight is out
and the fact that light bulbs fade before they burn out doesnt make sense.
the mileage readout light and the clock light (the one below the ac/heater controls) fade light to bright at the exact same time. Some how they are linked and that connection in general is fading.
this is confusing the hell out of me.
Where should I got to get this checked then? It seems as if it's beyond my DIY grasp.
well the whole lights thing on your dashboard will be connected together. so it does make sense that if one goes out so does the other. i've run out of ideas. i hate electrical problems, the worst thing that can happen.
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