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Dash lights by carlstadt
Started on: 11-22-2003 02:46 PM
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My dash lights were on then they went off, they went on next time I used them now they are off and won't go on. I read in Ogre's cave about the dmmer wheel and transistor w/heat sink. I found the wheel but where is the transister, what do I have to take apart to get to it? I know it's to the right of the steering column, but I can't find it. Anyone know where it is or how to get my dash lights on? Thanks

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Report this Post11-22-2003 08:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for carlstadtClick Here to Email carlstadtSend a Private Message to carlstadtDirect Link to This Post
Anyone?


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Report this Post11-22-2003 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GARY TUCKERClick Here to Email GARY TUCKERSend a Private Message to GARY TUCKERDirect Link to This Post
I do know that the wheel is a reostat, which is I think a variable resistor...I bet it is bad or concacts might need cleaning with alcohol.

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Report this Post11-22-2003 09:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Direct Link to This Post
The wheel is just a variable input to the transistor which does all the real dimming. The transistor is located under the dash to the right of the column. It has a huge heatsink on it, (fins) and its hard to miss.
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I guess I should mention that you have to remove the lower dash panel before you can see the transistor.
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Report this Post11-23-2003 12:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for chameleogazClick Here to Email chameleogazSend a Private Message to chameleogazDirect Link to This Post
Have you checked the fuse(s)? I think the interior lights, power mirrors, and a few other things are on the same fuse.

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Report this Post11-23-2003 12:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fie RoClick Here to visit Fie Ro's HomePageClick Here to Email Fie RoSend a Private Message to Fie RoDirect Link to This Post
Now I know what that heatsink is for!
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