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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Justin Fleming, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Justin Fleming

    Justin Fleming 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well tonight I jumped into the k5 pulled the headlights on and they came on fine, but the light under the dash came on aswell. Also I didnt have any dash inst back lights.I did notice if I put the brights on I did see the high beam light indicator....If I opened the door the light under the dash would go off and the courtesy light overhead would come on as normal....


    any Ideas....
     
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    Shoulds like you might need a new headlight switch, I've heard they can go bad, since they control so much, your headlights, dashlights and dome lights, that could cause the problems you have. I've never bought a new one so I dont know how much they run, but I would look into it.
     
  3. Justin Fleming

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    The one I put in there is pretty much new a few months ago.....I guess it could have gone bad, but I am not convinced that this is the problem....


    anyone else shed some light on this....
     
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    Sure the dial didn't get turned and that's why no instrument lights?
     
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    youd be surprised how many people come into my shop with this question, and their dial is twisted :doah:
     
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    Check fuses..

    Most GM trucks have a separate fuse for the dash lights,to protect the printed curcuit on the back of the dash..usually 5 amps..turn the knob on the lightswitch too,as already suggested..it might be only that!

    But you said your hi beam indicator still lights up??--that should run on the same fuse as all the other dash lights...hmm..check the big giant plug on the back of the dash,make sure its plugged in all the way-(could be the printed curcuit went poof too!)-and look for any disconnected black ground wires too,especially the one near the E-brake pedal,or the ones under the steering colum..good luck,wiring problems suck to figure out,but at least fixing them is easy once you do.. :crazy:
     
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    May only be slightly realted, but when i fuse went for my instrument lights ( the 5A mentioned above) my highbeam dots and turn signal lamps still worked.
     
  8. Justin Fleming

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    I am positive it is not the dial position. But of course that is a good place to start....

    There is something else screwE going on.......
     
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    anyone anyone.....with knowledge of this issue
     
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    no one else with insite :confused:
     
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    This is going to sound really stupid but check that all the light bulbs are good. With my truck I had a front turn signal light out and it would cause my dash lighs to not work. When I put my turn signal on it would make it look like my hazards were on and so on. Good luck. :confused: :confused: :confused:
     

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