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Old 11-23-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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Looking for answers - dashboard EL lighting

Folks, I need to take advantage of your collective experience with the SVTF's, specifically the dashboard electroluminescent lighting. My admittedly well used SVT, currently at 294,000 miles, has started to lose the dashboard lighting after about 30-60 minutes of travel.

While the dashboard EL lighting begins dimming and eventually going out, other portions like the odometer and radio remain bright and can be attenuated using the roller switch to dim or brighten.

I'm thinking it is probably a resistor or something similar that heating up and causing the problem. In my research, I noted other folks who had dashboard lighting problems, had reported loss of taillights also. In my case, stop/tail/turn lights are not affected.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-11-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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Jesus, I hope I get that many miles out of my SVT. Holy crap. Yeah, I've had this same issue for about.. 3 years now? I've paid mechanics hundreds (if not at least a thousand over time) to "fix" this problem. I've done it all. Replaced the dimmer, battery, etc. Not a damn thing has changed. Would love to know the issue as well.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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Mine has been doing this since I got it and I have chased grounds, battery cable ends, dimmer, the whole 9 yards. I think this is as common as the damn leaky thermostat housing.
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