This is a follow up on my 1990 Honda civic lx inoperative dashboard light problem. I ended up pulling the gauge cluster, and discovering that the red, and red-blk wires were all taped together in a huge mess. My assuption is that the dashboard brightness control unit was removed and someone tried to rewire the lights. My fix was to trace the red wire ( coming from all of the lights) to it's point of origin at a connector at the fuse block, and disconnect it from the connector and ground it. I chose to do this after I discovered 12v on both the red and red blk at the lamps. Since the red-blk comes directly from the fuse, grounding the red completed the circuit and the lights now come on with the switch. The dimmer switch is still inop, but I will live with it. THANK YOU to everyone who responed to this concern!
Sunday, December 10th, 2006 AT 10:23 AM