Dashboard lights out

Tiny
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  • 1996 NISSAN SENTRA
I have a 96 Nissan sentra GXE with the dashboard lights out and there doesn't seem to be a fuse in the fuse box for it. Where is the fuse for the dash light in a 96 Sentra?
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 AT 9:00 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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There is a fuse and fusible link there either one could be bad. it's fuse 36 in the underhood fuse panel. Here is a guide to help check it for power and the fuse locations in the diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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If taillights are working, check the illumination control switch, ensure it is not turned to minimum.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2012 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
BAMAFANTASTIQUE
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So if my tail lights and dash lights are both out, that would most likely be the fuse 36 in the underhood panel? Everything else works - brake lights, blinkers, headlights, backup lights.
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
JWTHASWELL@GMAIL.COM
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It was the headlight switch in my truck cost me $89.00 for a new switch though this would help.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
JOSEV9
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  • 1996 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
My dashboard lights do not turn on. Like the check engine light nor the the airbag lights nor the oil level of the car. My vehicle is a nissan 96 sentra
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Scan for codes as it may be a body module going bad or the cluster
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
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CCASSIE0103
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  • 1996 NISSAN SENTRA
Electrical problem
1996 Nissan Sentra 136000 miles

ok so I got in my car this morning and there was no lights on the dash no speedometer reading and the temp meter wouldn't read. On my way to work it started to chatter in random places at various speeds. On my way home from work it still chattered with no dash lights. When it chattered it felt like it would pull back in speed. I shut my car off and played with the fuse because I've had problems with the lighting before. When I went to start my car in made churning noise. It didn't sound like it was turning over but like the battery had died.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Might want to load test the battery and make sure its clean and tight for a start. Also do a battery drain test and check /test the ignition switch then come on back.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
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JOSEV9
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  • 1996 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
My dashboard lights radio alarm system are out I checked the fuses there is nothing wrong with them. And I try to scan it but it doesn't read the scanner when I connect it.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Have a pro use his scanner because yours won't pick up those codes anyhow.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
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TODDSCHI
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  • 1994 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
The dash lights (speedo and fuel gauge) do not work. I can't find a fuse for it. When I turn the headlights on the clock light dims. The controller for the dash lights does not have any effect. All the warning and indicator lights work.
I don't know if its related but the radio only works on one speaker. I had the harness checked by my local guy and he says the harness and speakers are ok. I have replaced the radio with a factory duplicate and it has the same problem. Currently the radio is not installed.

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Remove the instrument cluster, there are 4 bulbs with panel that has a tachometer and 3 bulbs on panels without tach. I will email you a diagram of the illumination circuit.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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For specific testing I need to know if you have a tachometer or not?
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM (Merged)
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MARISSANAOMI
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  • 1994 NISSAN SENTRA
1994 Nissan Sentra

my dashboard lights dont work anymore. How do I fix that?
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Inspect fuse #4 (10-amp) and fuse # 6 (10-amp). If fuses are OK, suspect faulty dimmer switch.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
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KAT7761
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  • 1992 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 107,000 MILES
My dash does not illuminate anymore! Is this a light bulb or fuse? Also my speedometer is starting to freak out. Sometimes works. Sometimes not.
Okay so that is 2 questions, but I basically know where to put gas in and that's about it!

Thanks in advance

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 AT 12:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi kat7761,

If the tailights are working, then it should be the dash bulbs that are faulty, if not, check for a blown fuse.

The speedometer malfunctioning is most probably due to the speed sensor failing.
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