Dash lights not working

Tiny
CLAYPETE
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
All dash lights are not working so I set out to check the fuses. Would you believe that the interior and exterior fuse identification charts in the owners manual do not have a listing under "dash lights" "gauges" "instruments" etc? It can't be this complex but I'd sure like to know which fuses protect the dash lights.
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Monday, September 14th, 2009 AT 6:30 PM

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Tiny
F4I_GUY
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Hello,

It is called a small light fuse here is a guide to help test ti and the fuse locations below along with the wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works.

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 AT 4:00 PM
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DMCONLON
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,669 MILES
I have had several warning light issues and then more recently (last few Days) the speedo and gear lights been playing up too.

1/ Had ABS brakes fixed but warning light still on.
2/ SRS light stays on although had that checked at same time as ABS fixed and light still on.
3/ Was driving the other day I had the cruise on and it suddenly turned off causeing the car to slow and the speedo needle dropped to 0 then when I hit the acceelerator the needle moved back to current speed.
4/The 4th gear light starts flashing on and off. It starts flashing speratically untill I turn engine off and restart.
5/ Now the speedo does not start working until I have been driving for 5-10 mins then it just starts working and stays on most of the time but then goes to 0 for short periods.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi DMConlon,

You need to retrieve the ABS and Air Bag Diagnostic Trouble code to find out what is wrong. Like wise with the D4 light DTC as well.

However the Speedometer not working should be ths cause of the D4 light blinking. The speed sensor, located under the thermostst housing on tran housing is faulty and needs to be replaced.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_SCS95Accord_4.jpg



Bridge the connector, turn ignition switch ON, and count the flashes of the various indicator lights fo rthe code. prolonged flashes = 10 while short fast flash = 1.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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PHILL
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,000,000 MILES
I have a 96 honda accord and have no dash lights or running lights or brake lights I checked fuses and found 2 under the hood bad put in 2 new ones but they blow to
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You have a dead short. Start by unplugging the headlight switch and see if the fuse still blows.

Let me know what you find.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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MRHILL41
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  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
I replaced the fuse an the light switch but my back lights an dash is still dark
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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Did you check for voltage at the fuse circuit? Use a testlite. When you backlamps are you talking the tail lites?
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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Check fuse 32--15 for voltage. Note the diagram. At the tail lamps, red wire with black tracer is voltage. Black wire is ground.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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I looked at your instrument cluster illumination and it is the same fuse, so check for voltage at the fuse circuit. If there is voltage sounds like a wiring circuit problem.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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MRHILL41
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Ya tail lights no dashboard lights
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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ROBBIEG1220
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 24,000 MILES
I have no tail lights or dash lights. I have checked all fuses multiple times, changed out the bulbs and plugged in a new multi switch on the collumn. When I pull the "lighting" relay the headlights dont work, and that was expected. Would this cause the other llights to fail while the headlights are still opperative? I dont know what else to check, any ideas?
RG
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JEREMIAH
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I believe the multiplex were known to fail and cause the symptoms you mentioned. Check with the dealer's parts (experienced)person they should have an idea how often they were changed for your vehicle and what the problems were.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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Let us know if voltage on that fuse circuit?
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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MRHILL41
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I don't have a tester but I already replaces the fuse everything else is good
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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MRHILL41
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Everything else is still working head lights backup lights high beams
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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A test lite doesn't cost much at the local auto store. If you can't do a little testing, I'm not sure how to help?
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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MRHILL41
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Ok thanks
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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MRHILL41
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Can u send me a back light diagram
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Thursday, August 1st, 2019 AT 5:19 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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This is for the tail lights.
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FAFII7
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
  • 1.2L
  • 4 CYL
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After I installed a radio in my car the dash lights stoped working I dont know why I checked fuses but nothing is blown please help.
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