Ceck to see if your tail lights are working. some cars are set up that way to let you know that your tail lights are not workingAnswerMost cars have a sliding switch that adjusts the intensity of the dash lights, if you turn the knob (or adjust the slider. . . whichever) and nothing happens, then the switch is probably either gunky or dead. Spray some electrical cleaner in there and work it around and if nothing changes, it probably needs replacement.
And if that don't work, check the 5 amp fuse.
my headlights work but my taillights and dash light dont work whats wrong
in dash lights
Most likely a fuse.
Probably a fuse that has expired, change it.
Faulty ground to the dash.
faulty solenoid.on the starter.
The dash lights will dim when the head lights come on. Check for a dimmer switch on your dash. It allows you to adjust the dash lights so they are not too bright and affect your nighttime vision. It may be set too low.
could be bad wiring
Replace the fuses if they go out its a short. Good luck finding that
The burning smell indicates a short in the electrical system somewhere. I would start by replacing the headlight switch. If that does not work you will have to have a mechanic look at it.
Check your fuse for tail lights. I think the dash and tail lights are on the same fuse so you know when your tail lights don't work. Might have a short or an open in that circuit.
check fuses and connections at the headlights and the switch in the dash, make sure your headlights are good ;-) that's a start...
First, check the fuse box and replace the fuse for the indicator lights. If the lights still do not work then replace the dash bulb itself.
Check the fuse for parking/tailights (dash lights also on this circuit)
A bad ground wire will cause dim headlights, or will cause lights not to work.
The first check would be the fuse for the dash lights. If the dash lights are out too then it is likely to be the fuse.
Check the fuse for the headlights. It is probably open.
I would check the rear bulbs. I just had this issue and it ended up my brother had used the wrong bulb, and odd enough it caused the brake lights to stay on with headlights. When headlights were not on and you applied the brakes the dash would light and brake lights worked. Strange, HUH? I must admit before this revelation, I replaced headlight switch and brake switch, with no avail.
Switch? both headlights?
its just a fuse, look for a fuse panel there are two. one under the dash and the other under the hood.
The entire lighting system is grounded to the frame of the vehicle. If the ground wire is not connected properly, or if it is corroded the lights will not work.
Check the bulbs - they are double filamented larger for tailights and smaller for stop/turn Check the fuse for parking/tail and dash lights
Parking and dash lights also on this circuit - do they work? Check fuses Could also be a bad headlight switch
Me too on a 2001 Sequoia. Drives fine, headlights, parking lights and dash lights work but that's it. Backup lights, air conditioner controls, all gauges, all indicator lights on dash all dead - all at the same time.
Check the fuses. There's usually a separate switch for the dash lights, which willmake them brighter or dimmer. It may be turned down too low. Check to make sure parking lights work as well, if they do not then could be the headlight switch as there was a recall on them.