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dimmer swich issues by Carl Calderone
Started on: 09-22-2013 07:13 PM
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Last post by: theogre on 09-23-2013 01:49 AM
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Report this Post09-22-2013 07:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Carl CalderoneClick Here to Email Carl CalderoneSend a Private Message to Carl CalderoneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I recently had a problem with my brake lights and I posted a question regarding the problem and thanks to all the tips I received....the problem has been rectified.

Now...I'm having a problem with my dash lights.
All the gauge lights are very dim all the time (except the radio lights, they are no affected). I purchased the dimmer replacement unit (the one that is under the dash) from the Fiero Store in hopes that it would correct the problem. It has not... any ideas out there? Any one had a similar problem? If so, how have you fixed it?

Thanks for any and all input, Carl
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Report this Post09-22-2013 07:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HudiniClick Here to Email HudiniSend a Private Message to HudiniEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's probably this one:



Located under the drivers side above your left foot. You carefully take it apart and clean the white gunk off. Watch the two long prongs. You do not want to mess up the connections.
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yep, that's the item I replaced already......problem still persists.
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Report this Post09-23-2013 01:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
See my Cave, Dash Dimmer

Guessing wheel is bad or still have problem on the dash cluster.

OE radio? Does dimmer dims the radio? If so... likely not the dimmer.

Use volt meter to check dimmer wheel works.
Warning: Don't short the transistor.
Pull transistor socket a bit and measure volts between grn/wht and ground.
Volts will move when wheel is turned.

other trans pins
D 12-14v when HL switch in on
C Volts will move more when wheel is turned.

But C can lie when the cluster etc has problems.

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