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Hi

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Any ideas why no dash/switch lights and yes, no tail lights either.

Checked fuse, swapped with known working fuse, nothing.

DX model, so no dash light dimmer function.

Aftermarket gauge lights all work when turning on lights using the indicator stalk and at a guess they are wired to same circuit as dash lights?

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the easiest and quickest to check is the trailer plug, both those circuits run to that plug so id say there is a fair chance. they fill up with crap and do funny things. other than that start disconnecting your left tail lights, test then reconnect, right tail light, test and reconnect, and so fourth and see if you can narrow down the fault.
 

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the easiest and quickest to check is the trailer plug, both those circuits run to that plug so id say there is a fair chance. they fill up with crap and do funny things. other than that start disconnecting your left tail lights, test then reconnect, right tail light, test and reconnect, and so fourth and see if you can narrow down the fault.
Thanks will give it the once over and clean this evening.
So faulty plug will kill dash/tail lights?
 

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If it was blowing fuses, it could be the trailer plug, but since it's not, the problem is somewhere else.

Since your aftermarket gauge illumination is working, and the other illumination is not - have a look where it was spliced in.
 

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If it was blowing fuses, it could be the trailer plug, but since it's not, the problem is somewhere else.

Since your aftermarket gauge illumination is working, and the other illumination is not - have a look where it was spliced in.
Thanks, so the splice possible cut the wire? leaving only aftermarket working?
 

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ah sorry i didnt see the bit about the after market guages, yeh you might find that if it was cut and joined the origional wire may of fallen out. either way you know the wiring from the switch to the after market guage is good, from there to the dash lights and tail lights is the problem so start at that join and work your way away from the headlight switch
 
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