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97 civic lx no dash lights

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by brian11to1, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    While driving home I decided my feet were toasty enough so I hit the button to change it from feet to defrost/feet... and BAM my dash lights go out. Everything still works, just not the dash lights. I get home, track down the fuse for the dash lights and swap it out. No worky. I check all the other fuses as well, no blown fuses

    So, what could be my issue?

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    Completely stock 97 LX Civic sedan...
    Dash lights go out.
    No blown fuses.
     
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    Jared759 Well-Known Member VIP

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    This might not be very likely but maybe something came unplugged from the back of the A/C panel. Or maybe the dimmer switch plug is corroded(sp?). I'm pretty sure if thats not hooked up or getting voltage the whole thing won't work.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    I'm going to replace the dimmer tomorrow and hope thats all it is. This was supposed to be my beater... I've already replaced a window motor and fixed a broken door. I dont wanna be dumping a fuck load into it.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Pretty sure its the dimmer switch. Today on the way to work I fucked with the dimmer and the lights came on and stayed on for a little bit, then went back off. It worked twice, but no longer does. LOL.


    Fucking cars.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    There was a broken solder on the dimmer switches board, replaced the switch and they work fine now.
     
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