The instrument panel in almost all Benz if not all is removed by simply pulling it out from the front. It is held in place by a tight fit inside the dash board.On My 1999 E320 the manufacturer recommended deactivating the airg bag system first. This is to protect your self from an accidental deployment of the air bag while you are working on the dash.I was able to remove the instrument panel without deactivating the air bag so you decide what to do in that respect.Now, the manufacturer sells a simple tool for removing the instrument panel which is nothing more than two simple hard wires like the ones for hanging clothes. Cut the ends of the wire so that they are straight and smooth. Then put a bend in the form of an "L" shape at one end of the wire about 1/4" long.First try pulling the instrument panel with your hands only, you may be able to remove it using your Hans only. If it will not come out completely by hand, then insert the "L" end of the wires at each end of the panel and engage the ends to the back of the outer walls of the panel and continue pulling it with the wires but being carefull not to damage it.Replace any burned out lamps and replace panel by simply pushing it back in place until it is fully seated.Good luck. Ed Rivera
PULL the light switch out (must be in lowbeam setting for fog lights to work)
To change the heater control panel on a Mercedes C180, remove the radio and the two screws under the CCU panel. Pry off panel and remove the bracket.
It might just be the fuse is blown.
That is in the fuse panel inside the car. Marked I/P illum (instrument panel illumination)
On my zx2 there is a button on the lower part of the dash by the drivers door that you can brighten or dim the lights... Not sure this is your problem but it is worth a try ... I use it to dim them when driving at night..
You can replace the balls in the heater control panel on an XS ARA Picasso by removing the front cover of the heater control panel. The panel lights will then be visible.
Stereo systems obviously have illumination lights in them. Sometimes they will route these illumination wires to an area of the fuse panel which seems to affect the park lights, guage lights, etc. If the illumination wire(s) has touch an area of grounded metal, or another wire while installation, the problem is most likely a blown fuse. I hope you get this problem fixed. Good luck.
I had this same thing happen on an 02 Taurus Wagon. The instrument cluster illumination didn't work. The indicator lights for the security alarm, cruise control, etc. were all OK. Also the other interior lights that are supposed to come on with the cluster illumination: the ashtray lamp, the lighting in the air conditioner control panel, etc...all worked fine. But the panel illumination didn't go on, so I couldn't read the speedometer and gauges at night. The circuit that supplies voltage to the instrument panel illumination is the same as for those "other interior lights...that come on" with it. So that meant there was nothing wrong with the headlight switch or the panel dimmer control. The likely culprits would be the instrument cluster itself, or the wiring to it. I took the cluster out (not as simple as it sounds, as the radio panel and the trim panels on the dash have to come off first) and examined where the wiring plugs into it. Seemed OK, and the panel lit up when I used a nine-volt battery to test it, so the likelihood was that there was an intermittent or broken connection in the wiring harness. Too much trouble to fix that, but it's easy to run one jumper wire from the plug that goes into the instrument cluster, to the top wire at the panel dimmer control, to bypass wherever the problem was. That was it. I would recommend if you try to do this yourself, you have a basic knowledge of automotive electrical systems. Without a factory wiring diagram, you need some "horse sense" to figure out hiw the involved circuitry works.
look in your fuse panel and locate the illumination fuse that should solve your problems
It is on if you selected it by pushing the button.
Instrument lights fuse blown. ANSWER #2 There is a dimmer switch that controls the illumination of the instrument panel; it may be bad or may have been accidentally turned OFF or DOWN while cleaning the dashboard.
the control panel on the rear lights goes bad. you can get a new panel on carstuff.com for cheap
Change the fuse controlling the control panel lights. You need to check wire harness around the panel because you have to high voltage in the circuit.
Yes there is. You simply twist the tachometer reset nob counterclockwise to dim.
does 2002 inifiniti QX4 have an electrial panel to control each head light (low & high beam)?
It could be a blown fuse. Do the tail lights work? On many cars, this one I think, the tail lights and instrument illumination lights are on the same circuit. The under-dash fuse panel likely has the fuse in it. (If not, a few cars have a secondary fuse panel under the hood.) There should be a fuse panel cover with the fuse identification on it. If not you will need help locating the correct fuse. Or get help from a parts store and use a test light to check all the fuses to find any blown ones. If the fuse is blown, and a replacement blows you will need to find a short on the circuit. If someone has installed a after-market radio check there first. They may have mistaken the illumination wire for a radio ground wire and connected radio ground to the illumination circuit. This is a fairly common problem with radios installed by do-it-yourself or inexperienced installer.
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If you mean illumination for nighttime on the dashboard it can be the fuse or the dimmer itself. All the illumination runs through a single 20A fuse in the panel on the side of the dashboard. All power runs through the dimmer switch so that can also be bad.
I located the instrument panel illumination lights on my 1990 Nissan D21 Pick-up by removing the clear plastic panel that protects the gauges and pulling the instrument panel forward. To do this, screws must be removed from the dash panel located around the instrument panel. There are also screws securing the clock adjustment knob and the glass/instrument panel itself. The bulbs twist into the backside of the instrument panel. There are several of them. I located the instrument panel illumination lights on my 1990 Nissan D21 Pick-up by removing the clear plastic panel that protects the gauges and pulling the instrument panel forward. To do this, screws must be removed from the dash panel located around the instrument panel. There are also screws securing the clock adjustment knob and the glass/instrument panel itself. The bulbs twist into the backside of the instrument panel. There are several of them.
There is a panel in front of the front passenger's floor almost at right angles with the floor. Remove the screw holding the panel in place. Remove the panel. There is a rectangular (5 3/4" x 3 1/4") control unit held down with two nuts. This control unit has two connections. One controls the blinking lights and horn and the other the timer for the blinking lights and horn. You will need to unscrew the two nuts, pull up the control unit away from the floor, and unplug both connections.
might be a bad or loose wire on the headlight switch,or the switch itself may be going bad
Make sure the brightness knob isn't turned down too far. When the headlights are off, the instrument panel is lit by an automatic system that assumes it's daylight and gives the panel a lot of illumination. When you turn on the headlights, it changes to the system used in most cars, which depends on where you set the brightness control, which is located somewhat near the leftmost vent.
you take apart the dash and get to the instrument panel. then you take the instrument panel out and on the back of the panel you'll will see the lights
For my 1996 E320 I purchased a set of removal tools(2) that do removal of both radio and climate control
the control unit is located in the boot pass side behind the panel were the fuse box is you need 2 remove the panel to get at it