Instrument panel and radio will not light up

Tiny
KARAOKEWAYNEJR
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  • 2001 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
When I crank the car lights on dash it lights up then goes off. Dash and radio has no lights. Steering wheel does. I turn dimmer switch up and down only thing that works is steering lights. Check fuses several times and I checked bulbs in dash.
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Monday, October 19th, 2020 AT 6:21 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

First, confirm fuse 16 is good in the instrument panel fuse box. See pics 1 and 2. In addition to checking the fuse, make sure there is power to it. Here is a link you may find helpful:

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

Next, check the main ground behind the left kick panel. There should be several wires going to the same ground and all are black wires. Note, there is a splice in that circuit, so make sure the splice is good as well.

Pic 3 shows the location of the fuse in the vehicle fuse box.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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Monday, October 19th, 2020 AT 8:47 PM

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