Dash lights not working

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RYAN SMELCER
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
My dash lights not working are not working do you know whats wrong?
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 6:26 PM

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Tiny
FIXITMR
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It sounds like a fuse but to be sure here are two guides to help us fix the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/no-tail-lights-exterior-running-lights-tail-lights-out

and

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.
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Saturday, February 5th, 2011 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
JONSWIFE
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 6 CYL
  • 106,000 MILES
What would cause abs and emergency brakelight to come on and at the same time my ac stop working
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Test all your fuses with a test light when the problem is present. You probably have a bad contact in one of them.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JONSWIFE
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Thanks Wrenchtech, can I buy a test light and if so how much do they cost? The wierd thing is it doesnt happen all the time but with this heat we have been having in Missouri its too hot to drive with no ac
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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You can buy a decent one for #20 or so. Try to get one that uses LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs because they won't harm the computer.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JONSWIFE
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Ok another question do I test the fuses in fuse box under hood or on side of dash, and do I do it while it is running? And how do I do it? Sorry I am not not very car smart. I am just trying to fix the problem without spending hundreds of $ if I can fix it my self. Thank you
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STAN2
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 65,000 MILES
2003 chevy tahoe, 5.3 v-8 automatic, Alt. Guage in car not working. But alt. Charging at 14.8 volts on portable battery tester. And battery light in car is off. Car has been sitting for about 12 months. Because I have bought a new car. I tryed tapping guage in dash but no luck. I NEED YOUR HELP, THANK YOU TOM.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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There are a few fuses inthat say ign there are 2 fuses for that. The fuses are in the underhood fuse block. It may be the dash as well as it's a circuit board.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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You test ALL of the fuses with the key on. You leave them in the socket. There is a metal contact on the top at each end. If you only have power at one side and not the other, the fuse is burned out.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JONSWIFE
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Awesome. Thanks so much. Will let ya know what I find out
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
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JONSWIFE
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So with these lights not coming on all the time could it still b a fuse problem?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PROB615
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
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  • 2WD
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  • 100,000 MILES
Well I started having problems with my 2003 Chevy Tahoe. Currently the doors will not lock/unlock, the windows will not go down, the radio does not turn on, and also the interior lights do not turn on and also the ABS and battery light stays on. But it first started when the lights would not turn off and on the dash board it say unknown driver and also would not tell me what gear I was on. Then I unplugged the driver side speaker and thing went back to normal for a few hours then I got my current problems. So I would appreciate if I could get some help.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Have you checked the fuses under hood yet then clean your battery terminals and have battery checked for condition including load test. A poor battery will do the things you are talking about. It may need scanning as well but a pro will need to do that.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
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PROB615
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I have checked the fuses. But will a poor battery do all that the same time?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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A lot of times yes as well as dirty terminal ends. It may need scanning as the body module may be screwing up but it shold be scanned by a pro first
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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'NUTHER GUY (CHIPPING IN)

SEE MY ANSWER IN THIS LINK

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/1999-gmc-sierra-low-voltage-on-dashboard-gauge

ALL OF THE PROMO INFO IN THE LINK ARE STILL CURRENT AND WORKING

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS

THE MEDIC

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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RJWILLIAMS1947
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
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  • 90,000 MILES
Gear selection options not lighting up on dash board
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the transmission shifting properly?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RJWILLIAMS1947
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Yes the automatic transmission hasn't been a problem since I purchased it (2003 Chevy Tahoe). It's just the gear selection lighting has gone from fully lite to dim to can't not see them at all.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 3:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If it is just the light, chances are there is a problem wit the cluster itself or something as simple as a ground.
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