DASH LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS DO NOT WORK UNTIL ...

  • Tiny
  • circa55
  • 2001 Honda CRV
  • 150,000 miles

Dash lights and tail lights do not work until car warms up. E-Brake lamp is lit at start, but turns off at warm up.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 AT 12:56 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Check the brake fluid level.
The taillights and dash lights are in the same circuit and are straightforward circuits.
Check the switch, fuses and wirings for loose connections.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 AT 1:03 PM
  • Tiny
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Brake fluid level is good.
The lights all turn on/off simultaneously.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 AT 1:07 PM
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There could be a loose ground circuit somewhere.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 AT 1:15 PM
  • Tiny
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How would loose ground be affected by engine temp, as opposed to something like road bumps?

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 AT 1:28 PM
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It is not engine temperature that is causing the lights to turn off if my guess is correct and both the systems have nothing to do with the engine.

Poor ground or loose connections would be affected by heat and resistance due to currecnt passing through them.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 AT 1:46 PM

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