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Old 01-27-2010, 11:32 AM
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!!ALL LIGHTS FAILING(no dash, tail, or instrument panel)!!!

Hey Guys,

I have posted a couple of posts regarding recent light issues I have been having. To date I have lost:

1. Instrument cluster lights
2. Dash lights
3. Tail lights (brake lights still work)
4. Fog Lights
5. Steering wheel power functions

I know that the replacing the clockspring will resolve the steering wheel issues but it seems that there is a virus spreading through my car and that it is just one electrical system after another. This includes the heater switch wiring that recently melted itself into a giant plastic blob. Though I fixed that, it seems that more and more functions are disappearing. I have checked all of the basic things that I can (fuses, wiring, amps) nothing has been conclusive and have just sent it to a mechanic. I haven't touched electrical since I screwed up the wiring on my LR Defender.

Anything I can tell him to keep the bill down or save a few hours in labor?

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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Could it be the voltage regulator? If the alternator is genning too much juice you can burn out stuff.

You could also have too large a fuse - those are supposed to blow years before a wire melts. Why didn't your fuse blow?

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