Lights not working

Tiny
KODYKSNE81
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 2.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Dashboard lights tail lights gear lights not working. But headlights are working just fine. And brake lights are stuck on
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 AT 9:55 PM

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Tiny
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First check fuse # 10 under the dash. That will be a 10 or a 15 amp, depending on the car model.

Look behind the right kick panel to see if you have a tail light relay. If you do, feel if that is clicking on when a helper turns the running lights on.

Here is a guide to help you check the fuses.

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

The next clue is if the sun visors' vanity lights and glove box light work. Those will only work when the tail lights or head lights are on.

If the fuses are okay I sounds like it could be the headlight switch. Here is a wiring diagrams for the tail lights and dash lights so you can see where you are loosing power.

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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No tail lights or dash board lights pushed brake petal in and brake lights work. Pushed in brake switch plunger with a small screwdriver ad nothing. So I checked the fuses and they are okay. Went a little further and found the headlight switch not working and losing one power pole, so I replaced it and everything works. Thanks for everything!
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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Knowing if they work will tell me if you have a power supply problem or a ground problem. There's an unnecessarily-complicated computer in the ground circuit.

I'm racing a dying laptop battery and sitting in my library's parking lot using their wireless internet. I'll be back tomorrow or the next night to continue and see how you're doing. My diagram only shows part of the computer module, but there has to be a fused circuit to run it. That isn't shown, but it has to be there.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 AT 12:30 AM
Tiny
MICHAEL GARCIA
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I know this is super old but I also have this issue, same exact issue. I don't have a glove box light but my vanity lights aren't working. Fuse #10 is fine, none of the fuses are blown.
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Friday, October 13th, 2017 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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You should start a new question specific to your car. I'm not familiar with this circuit, and this question shows up on our lists as already having received a reply. That means it was a conversation between just two people, and we are the only ones who will get an automated e-mail message directing us back here. None of the other experts will see your addition or have a chance to reply. That won't get you the help you need. Please be sure to list the engine size, transmission type, mileage, and your sub model. We need that information to look up the right wiring diagrams, and to make judgments as to the best or most likely suspects. If no one else has a good answer for you, I'll try to figure it out if you have a good list of symptoms and observations to analyze.
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Friday, October 13th, 2017 AT 5:15 PM

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