there is a short somewhere in dash or heater, you need to fix that to stop fuses blowing
Check the switch.
The dash lights on an Explorer are used to light the warning symbols and to illuminate the speedometer, gas gauge, and RPM gauge. These lights are controlled by fuses.
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.
Could be a bad controller or multiple blown fuses. Check the fuses first. I had a 95 Ford Ranger that had a bad controller and the wipers, interior lights, fuel gage, and temperature gauge would all act up randomly.
They should just dim. By turning the headlights on, the engineers assumed it would be dark. Often there's a knob or wheel on the dash where you can adjust the brightness of your gauge lights.
Start with the fuses, then go to the more complex problems
If fuses keep blowing on your Honda, you likely have a short somewhere. You can get a multimeter and a copy of the wiring diagram so you can track down the short, or you can have a mechanic do it. If you've recently installed anything new such as a radio or a gauge or switch, that would be where you want to start.
Check the main headlight fuse. Check the start button, it interrupts power to the headlights. If the high beam indicator and the gauge lights are out it could be this switch.
First thing you want to check is the dimmer switch to see if it is turned all the way down.
first turn on your headlights. now look on your dashboard for a little lightbulb with a knob next to it (it's your dimmer). twist it & all your interior lights should go bright & dim. if that didn't work then check your fuses (interior lights, cigarette lighter,panel lights)if they're good or not. cuz sometimes on certain cars they're connected 2gether. if the fuses r still good then u might have 2 check all the bulbs indavidually. gauge,shifter panel (& that will take a good while,cuz you'll have to take it all apart to check it). try this & hopefully you might find the problem. good luck!
the first thing to check would be the alternator/voltage regulator
Check the fuses...your owners manual should tell you which box it's in.
check your fuse box you probly have some bad fuses or possibly in the wrong places
As I recall, there is no relay involved in this. When you say dashlight, you mean the lights on the guages when the headlights are on? (gauge illumination) When you say taillights, do you mean the 'running lights' that are on when the headlights are on, or the brake lights? If you are describing both running lights and guage illumination, then that would point to faulty light switch, loose ground wire under the dash, or fault in supply wiring. The gauge illumination has a dimmer module which can be faulty (but very unlikely to affect exterior lights) If one of these is the gauge illumination, and the other is the brake lights, then this would point to a faulty ground wire connection as the supply circuits to these two functions is not common.
if the knob used to turn you headlights on is pulled to turn them on, try turning the knob counter-clock-wise and that should turn the gauge lights on and if you keep turning it it will turn the dome light on too.
no. however your indicator lights are located in your dashboard. dashboard light will light up when you turn your headlights on. Ex. the lights that are illuminated behind your miles per hour needle or behind your fuel gauge. Your indicator light are a lights that come on when your first turn the ignition. these lights indicate when your oil needs to be changed or your fuel is low or your washer fluid is low or the blue light that is illuminated when your headlights are on bright or high beam etc.....most newer model cars are equipped with the indicator lights. hope this is helpful.
I replaced the gage cluster and everything went back to normal.
If the fuses are okay, then you need to have a mechanic run a scan on the instrument cluster. This is most likely where the problem is and it takes specialized tools to diagnose the problem.
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Most likely, the temperature gauge's connection is loose. It is usually on the thermostat. An inoperative temperature gauge will cause most check engine lights to come on.
One question I'd have is whether or not your tail lights are working. I had the lights on my dash go out (the shifter lights still worked though) and my tail lights and parking lights were also out. After much investigation, it ended up being that the turn signal switch had gone bad. In order to replace it, you need to remove the cover around the steering column - we couldn't get the lower part of the cover off and subsequently also had to pull the steering wheel, then remove the turn signal switch (which also controls the headlights, parking lights, tail lights, etc), pop in a new one, and enjoy a life of dash lights and tail lights once again.
On a 1999 9-3 you pull fuse 15 in the panel on the drivers side of the dash. This will turn off the headlights and the gauge lights unless you manually turn the light switch to the on position.
Check your fuses. Make sure they don't have a little bit of corrosion built up if they are good. Simply taking them out and putting them back in can clean them. Check for power at your light switch.
Check the fuses.