1998 Honda Civic Instrument Cluster Light Problem
Background: Everything was fine. Today I replaced the valve/cam cover gasket and the distributor o ring gasket. Then I power / steam washed the engine so I can see any signs of new leakage. I got it wet enough I had to remove the distributor cap and dry it out.
so it was wet!
Problem: Now it does not have dash lights nor does it have the dash transmission gear selection light when the headlights are turned on (gear selection light works correctly when headlights are off). Fuse is good (visually inspected and even swapped with a known good one). It appears the instrument panel dimmer circuit is working correctly because the radio illumination dims, so does the heater controls, when the headlights are turned on.
I'm assuming I must have some water still in a connection, shorting out, somewhere under the hood. But I don't have a clue where. I did disconnect every connector I could see, blow it out with compressed air to remove any water, then plugged back together.
Don't know where else to look. Any suggestions are welcome.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 3:56 AM