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
Most likely a fuse.
in dash lights
Probably a fuse that has expired, change it.
Faulty ground to the dash.
faulty solenoid.on the starter.
Replace the fuses if they go out its a short. Good luck finding that
could be bad wiring
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.
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 the fuse for parking/tailights (dash lights also on this circuit)