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DASH AND RUNNING LIGHTS OUT.

2003 Kia Rio

Electrical problem
2003 Kia Rio 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 175000 miles

One day shortly after installing a new stereo, my dash lights go out at the same time my runnings lights stop working. Shortly after, my air conditioner/heater fan motor burns out. All fuses are good and tested. We used a conversion set for the stereo, no wires were cut. I don't know if the fan motor is related, but I know the runnings lights and dash are. Basicly everything that is turned on, on the first setting of my light stem, doesnt work. My dash, my controls and my running lights are all out. All bulbs have been checked as well. The odd part is, my turn signals, brake, reverse, and headlights all work perfectly. I've started pulling the steering column apart but thats mighty involved. I need an opinion before I go diving in. All help is very appreciated.
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Firemage
July 17, 2010.




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