96 Bonneville no dashlights -

Tiny
SIDNEY WHITE
  • 1996 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 10,000 MILES

No dash lights, replaced headlight switch, someone said could be the headlight dimmer switch, does that have anything to do with dashlihgts

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 AT 7:52 PM

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Tiny
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Yes it does have you checked the parking light fuse yet and all the other fuses?

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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I checked all fuses, & I have one parking light that works the others probley needs bulbs. Something strange ichecked the fuses with a meter put one prong on one fuse & another on another fuse& the meter went all the way up, is this normal?Wite this dashlight, may be bcm, or lamp monitor, dont know were anything is, is there a book that tells you, tried libary, no help

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 1:52 AM
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Both sides of the fuse should have battery voltage have you checked to see if the dimmer switch is turned all the way down?

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM
Tiny
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I turned the dimmer on the headlight switch itself & nothing, how about the dimmer switch by the ignition switch that turns the lights from bright to dim, could this be a problem

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
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The actual dimmer switch is the one that turns the lights from bright to dim. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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I have a volt meter, if thats not it, tell me what I need and will get it

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 5:48 PM
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Does it also measure ohms?

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 10:32 PM
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So the gear shifter indicator radio ac controls back lights all work?Is the whole cluster out or juat part of it?

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 2:24 AM
Tiny
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Everything works except the interior lights stay on all the time pulled fuse for that, it was like that before the dashlight problem & when I pull the fuse 6c for parking lights the bell keeps dinging with no keys in ignition till I shut the door, the cluster is still in should I pull it next

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 2:37 AM
Tiny
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I know the dashlights work I pulled the headlight switch out and jumped the connector and the dashlights came on hooked switch back on nothing

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
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What color was the wire you feed power to and the dash lights came on?

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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On the headligt switch connector, I put awire in j-brown, then I touched every wire, and g- dk brown, e-orange, d-yellow, a-red all made the dashlights come on. Touched r-tan/black and the radio dimed and was clicking somewere behind the radio

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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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On the headlight switch conector, I ran awire from j- light brown to d-yellow which is the headlights, and taped it up, put the switch back on and everything works good, ok for a 96

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 10:44 PM

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