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No Dashlights or Taillights
« on: January 01 2012, 06:39:39 PM »
So I jumped into the GN to go for a spin I hit the light switch heard a "POP" I  didnt have any dashlights went to checking and noticed no tailights...So I put it in park checked all the fuses and the TLP fuse was blown I noticed it required a 20 fuse but it had a 40 in it...So I changed it and once again I flipped the switch on the lights and "POP" again..So I went to the forum board read all the post Checked all grounds looked for worn wires bulbs all the wiring down the driver side to the trunk etc etc.....I pulled the the center console found the grey and black wire for the shift indicator light and someone beat me to it and discarded it already wire's and all except the plug coming from under the dash ...So Im lost any help be greatly appreciated ... :068: DAMN GREMLINS
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #1 on: January 01 2012, 11:07:57 PM »
should not have had parking lights either...

console light has nothing to do with that fuse
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #2 on: January 02 2012, 02:00:52 AM »
I was out messing with it earlier and just like you stated no parking lights neither :021: ...GRRRRRR
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #3 on: January 02 2012, 09:15:00 AM »
well, by unplugging the harness at the fuse block as I suggested, you will find out if the problem is in the front half, or the rear half=hopefully
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #4 on: January 02 2012, 07:11:05 PM »
Ok so I did what you advised me to to do.... I Unplugged both connectors on the left side of the fuse box ....I plugged in the 4 with the 7 unplugged and I turned the light switch & the fuse blew...Then I unplugged the 4 and plugged in the 7 connector turned the light switch on and it blew ...Then hoping for some miracle it was fixed I plugged the both connectors in & the fuse blew....  :068: (GREMLINS)
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #5 on: January 02 2012, 08:19:21 PM »
so that would suggest the problem is in the parking lights or the light switch, right?  (or the wiring running to them)
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #6 on: January 02 2012, 08:47:10 PM »
I will start there tommorow stop off on the way home buy a new light switch ...If that doesnt work will start inspecting the wiring for the park lights and work my way to the the fuse box...Thanks again for your Help SW!
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #7 on: January 02 2012, 09:18:54 PM »
You got too much money...start by unplugging the connector to the parking lights...under the hood, drivers side front, I believe
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #8 on: January 02 2012, 10:17:45 PM »
Lol I wish...I just came in from tinkering with it more and found the previous owner has used wire nuts on the parking lights for some reason... "Shouldnt those be against the law by now"? (GRRRRR) ...I will start by unplugging the parking light connector tommorow..Befo re investing in a switch...
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #9 on: January 02 2012, 10:55:31 PM »
wire nuts?  lol

try to follow the wiring harness back to the bulkhead connector and check for any more rigs
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #10 on: January 02 2012, 11:11:50 PM »
Yes wire nuts...I will follow it back and check for more rigged up wiring fix what I can   ....Once I unwrapped all the black tape there are two wire nuts one on each side tied into the parking lights ...I will follow up if that corrects the problem
« Last Edit: January 02 2012, 11:38:44 PM by jkelley »
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #11 on: January 03 2012, 12:23:53 AM »
If it helps, the brown wire is the one carrying the power via the fuse and light switch...so that is the one to be looking at in the harness
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #12 on: January 05 2012, 02:41:02 PM »
I came across this wire while I was/still searching for a short...Can someone tell me what this is or its purpose?...It stick's out between my cluster and dash followed it and attaches to inside the cluster...Than ks!
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #13 on: January 05 2012, 03:23:50 PM »
Can you take a pic of the end? I can't tell what connector it is, doesn't look like a factory one.
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Re: No Dashlights or Taillights
« Reply #14 on: January 06 2012, 09:26:30 AM »
This is Hard on a  6 3" 245LB 38 year old Fat man ...Im going to have to pull the driverside seat out to get under the dash....LOL
« Last Edit: January 06 2012, 09:31:41 AM by jkelley »
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