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No dash backlight. by jimbolaya
Started on: 02-18-2014 08:48 PM
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Last post by: jimbolaya on 02-19-2014 07:20 PM
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I just got my sons 86 GT titled, and had it running for the first time at night, and discovered the dash back lighting does not work. All the turn signals and other lights work. It's just the speedometer, tach back lighting that isn't working. I'm getting the car inspected this Thursday, which shouldn't present an issue, because it will be daylight, but I still need to get this fixed. Besides bulbs, what could it be?

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My fiance's old car had this problem and it was just a faulty dimmer switch. I just bypassed the switch and the lights worked again. That is a possibility.
EDIT: Unless with these cars all the other lights that are working are also controlled under the dimmer switch...I am not near my car to test this out, but I am sure someone else who is wiser will chime in

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My 85 and 86 both had a bad dimmer transistor...



https://www.google.com/sear...istor&tbm=shop&spd=0
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Thanks guys. I guess I'll be checking that out over the next couple of days.

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I pulled the dimmer switch, and the plugs were not seated properly. Just a little push and all the lights are on. I love easy fixes.

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