Dashboard lights all out

Tiny
LWHIELDON
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  • 2005 TOYOTA SIENNA
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 68,000 miles.

The evening after my two year old was climbing in the car, all interior lights/dashboard lights were out. I would have assumed a fuse had gone out if he was not in there earlier. I later learned that he had turned the "trip odometer" which doubles as a dimmer. So, the solution to no lights inside the vehicle was to turn the trip odometer. Always Google your car model and problem before going to the dealer.
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Saturday, July 5th, 2008 AT 11:56 AM

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Tiny
NDPOTATO
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Wow, this was so very helpful. Thank you so much for posting this! I did "Google" it first, and I am so glad I did. Same situation, my kids were messing around in the car and then the dash lights weren't working. Amazing. I just knew it had to be something they did, but, of course, I could not undo the curiosity of my children. What they do intuitively, I have to figure out with laborious thought.
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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 4:32 AM
Tiny
JACQELLE
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You are a lifesaver! I got a car wash and they must have touched that dial and turned off the lights. That was during the day so I did not notice it until the next night when I was driving in a totally dark car. I thought I would have to bring my car to the dealer to take care of my fried dashboard, then I did a Google search on it and found your post. Thank you so much!
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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
SYED H SHAHID
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Hey guys, I joined this forum just to post a big thanks. Your post was such a big help!
I cleaned my interior and dash with a wipe cloth and that night my instrument cluster lights went out. I was googling ways to change the bulbs and fuses and then came across your post. Turns out I had rotated the trip knob(which I did not know functioned as a dimmer lol) while cleaning the IC screen. I turned it all the up and the lights came back on!
God bless you guys. :)
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Sunday, May 20th, 2018 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, May 20th, 2018 AT 5:17 PM

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