Instrument Cluster lights go out when headlights turned on
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This is a discussion on Instrument Cluster lights go out when headlights turned on within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am having a problem where my instrument panel lights don't come on when I turn on my headlights to ...

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    Instrument Cluster lights go out when headlights turned on

    I am having a problem where my instrument panel lights don't come on when I turn on my headlights to park or on. The odometer which is always lit green goes out when I turn my exterior lights on. The lighting on my stereo still goes on and off like it should and all of my fuses are good. Here's my back story. I relocated my boost gauge from the A-pillar to my new autometer bezel. While rerouting my wires I had to disconnect my instrument cluster. After I put everything back together all of the gauges on my cluster worked fine until I turned on my headlights. That's when I found that my odometer light went out and my interior bezel lights did not come on. Has anyone heard of such a thing or have any idea what I may be experiencing? Any help would be appreciated.

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    sounds like a bad ground or not fully connected cluster harness, have you tried removing it and putting it back in? if you take it out, look around for wires that don't seem to be going anywhere...
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    Let me ask the obvious stupid question, did you try the dash dimmer on the headlight stalk?
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