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Old 05-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Instrument Panel Lights!?!?!

I won't bore you with the details, but last night I hooked up the NAPA plug and play trailer pigtail to haul something home from my brother's (about an hour drive).

I had running lights on the trailer, but no blinkers (I've got that narrowed down to the trailer plug being pretty beat up). About 3/4 of the way home, I lost all of my running lights as well as my instrument panel lights (I felt like the Jim Lovell character in Apollo 13 over the Sea of Japan). Fortunately my headlights, brake lights, and dome lights still worked.

The running lights are fixed (blown fuse behind the glove box), but for the life of me, I can't find the fuse that controls the instrument panel .

I've been behind the glove box and under the hood in the long, narrow fuse block closest to the battery. Am I missing a fuse block somewhere? I'm digging through FSM right now, but I thought I'd check here as well.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Got a test light? Check every fuse is what I would do. They aren't marked to what they operate, so a test light will tell you quick which one is blown.

Those are the only two fuse boxes.

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:50 PM   #3
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And I know this may sound silly, but did you check the dash lamp dimmer switch.

On ours is part of the headlamp switch, you rotate the knob to dim or brighten the dash lamps. Turn it far enough and either the dome lamp comes on or your dash lamps go off.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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Well, problem solved, and I didn't do a thing (I think). The panel lights came on yesterday afternoon with some fiddling. Maybe a self-resetting breaker? As long as it stays fixed, I'm not going to gripe. Thanks again for the suggestions, everybody.
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