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Old 07-07-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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Instrument Panel goes out if I turn on my lights

Last night I started my car and turned on the lights and when I did the entire instrument panel went out (except for the little lights on indicator on the top left). If I turn the lights off, the instrument panel lights up again. Individually, everything is fine, just not all at once.

So basically I have to choose between driving with no gages or no lights!

As anyone experienced this before? Any advice?
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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Instrument panel goes out if I turn on my lights

Tonight when I turned on my lights after starting my car, the entire intrument panel went out (except for the lights on indicator light, which remained on). If I turn the lights off the panel lights up again. All my lights, including the interior light and license plate light are working.

So basically I have to choose between driving with no lights on and having my gages or driving with gages and no lights!

Has anyone experienced this before?
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:10 AM   #3
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do you have HIDs Installed? If yes, you may hae a bad ballast. Happened to me.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:10 AM   #4
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Check the dash lights dimming knob. If it is moved all the way up and clicks you will get that exact operation.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:36 AM   #5
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There's a dial to adjust the bright of the panel on the left lower dash...turn it up!
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:58 AM   #6
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That tripped me up the first time too! My knee swiped down on the dial, but i found it and all was good since!
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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My vote goes for the dimmer dial too.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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Mine too.

Could be something else, but probably not.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #9
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i promise you 100% that it is the dial. Its happened to lots of people. I freaked out the 1st time it happened to me, the guy will be back to say thanks or not
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:56 PM   #10
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