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Old 12-31-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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Instrument Cluster & Running Lights

I'm troubleshooting for my dad's 01 hatchback and was impressed with all the info on here. Looks like there's been a couple similar probs, but nothing is working.

The instrument cluster and AC control lights have been out for a few days, working on it all afternoon I found all of the outside running lights are out. I replaced the fuses for the instrument cluster, right side lights, and left side lights. All the old fuses worked in the fuse tester, so I have no idea.

The owner manual says the instrument cluster fuse also goes to "electronic modules," is there a controller for all these lights? A relay? Maybe the switch is just doing something funky, but the headlights work.

He got pulled over last night for not having tail lights. Headlights, blinkers, brake lights, and reverse lights work. Any help would be appreciated to avoid more embarrassing night driving with the hazards on.

Going out to inspect the switch...


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Old 12-31-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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im thinking the switch
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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I am having the same problem!

Did you fix your dads car? I need to know what this is as I am having EXACTLY the same issue!

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!
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Troubleshooting the switch now, will let you know.
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Did you check all the fuse listings? You'll find the ECU is listed in several of those descriptions because that particular circuit goes through the ECU, but is not the ECU power itself.

I'd look for any fuse listing in that manual that covers anything that is out, then check that fuse before doing anything else. I don't think there is a relay on parking lights, but if so, I'd look into that as well. I doubt the instrument cluster wiring would be on a relay, but you could have 2 separate problems.
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While I was checking out the Chilton's manual I saw noticed the fuse for "Light Switch," which I guess I assumed was for the indoor lights. Well, you know they say about when you assume. That 10A fuse was blown, but the problem with blown fuses is, there's usually a short that causes them. So I replaced it and it worked until shifted into reverse. Now it looks like I'm on the always-so-fun hunt for a short.
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Check the reverse light switch. If it's a 5 speed , it is on top of the trans. Check for power on one side, then use a jumper wire to see if the bulbs light. Just replaced mine. But I had no rev lights at all.
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Um, why not check the reverse lights in the rear first for possible damage and shorts there. Damn.... I have to go work outside on the wife's van in really cold weather so she can go to work- damn.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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Unhappy saem problem here

started the car yesterday, turned my lights on and the cluster's backlight is gone, AC control lights are gone and my tail lights are gone...(brake lights, headlights, turn signals are working fine) I didnt work/install on anything so there was no chance that ive cut anything...HELP NEEDED!!!
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