Yes, your tail lights will go out when your dash board lights go out.
the dash and radio lights are supposed to dim when the headlights come on. Make sure you have the brightness of the dash lights turned up as much as possible.
turn the lights on and make sure the dimmer is not turned all the way down
Check your fuses
It would go to the dimmer that controls the brightness of the dash lights.
Just guessing without having it in front of me but, I would suspect the roller dimmer switch on the dash. I know that if it is unplugged, all dash lights go off. So check the plug-in for a short.
your fuse is blown. car manufacturerers make the dash lights go off when the tail light fuse blows so you know it is blown.
You could have a blown fuse, these lights may also have a knob to dim them make sure this is on.
Check for a loose ground wire - sounds like lights are backfeeding searching for ground
might be a fuse
check the fuses
No the dash lights should be with your parking lights.comment2: They are on separate circuits. Power usually goes from the "taillight fuse" to a small 5 amp dash light fuse and then to the dash dimmer wheel or knob. Then it feeds the dash lights. A blown tail light fuse makes the dash lights go out also. A blown dash fuse only affects the dash lights.
Turn the switch back on. Make sure your dimmer dial (wheel) is not adjusted down to the point that the dash lighting is nonexistent.
Should be separate circuits for the dash lights and the radio. Look for loose/corroded connections on both power and ground wires. I would also check the dash light dimmer control switch. Verify you have power and ground at the radio. When the dash lights go out, verify power at the dash light fuse. It is going to take some detective work to locate the source of the problem.
Check the dimmer setting for the dash lights. There should be a dial to adjust the brightness on the dash to the left of the steering wheel.
In most cars there is an dash light adjustment of some sort. My guess is yours is turned down too far so the lights don't show.
No. A bad battery is not causing your dash lights to go on and off. A different part is bad. Without equipment I have no idea what it is.
It may be wired wrong.
I own a ford f150 and my tail lights are not working, but my brake work. What could wire or what could be causing that.
take the car to an auto electrition
I've had some cars in the past with similar issues... The dimming dash lights upon braking turned out to be a weak battery. As the brake lights went on, it took power away from the dash lights. On another car, my dash lights would sometimes flicker. I found that the dimmer control was loose. Sometimes fiddling with that switch will help.
The dash light dimmer switch is turned off or broken.
i own an 03 concord limited. my dash lights except for the miles and transmission positioning go off. the come on and stay on longer the colder it is what is wrong with this car
Every vehicle that I've experienced this problem in was due to the tail light fuse being burned out. This condition is because the tail lights and dash lights share a common fuse, which makes the dash lights act as an indicator as to whether or not your tail lights are working (although, this doesn't indicate whether the bulbs are good or not).