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#1

1994 Honda Accord



the lights that illuminate my instrument cluster when the headlights are on has suddenly gone out - completely dark. all of the guages and indicators work fine - seatbelt, gas guage, abs, etc. What could be wrong with the lights and how would i replace it? I cant find a wiring diagram for it to see if it is a fuse - and I think it may be a relay or switch. I have tried adjusting the lights from dim to bright but that doesnt work either.


#2

Yes, there are a couple of fuse/relays in the dash lights circuit. The diming circuit controls the circuit to the dash lights.
The wiring diagram is available through my public library Website > Electronic Databases > ARRC (Auto Repair Reference Center) > input vehicle ID data > Wiring Diagrams > Interior Lights > Instrument Illumination > bingo.
http://arrc.epnet.com/autoasp/framerq.asp This is the Website; but, you’ll need to go through your public library Website to get to it.


#3

I had this happen on a Ford Aerostar. The rheostat for adjusting the brightness of the instrument panel lights burned out. Before you replace this part, obtain a wiring diagram so that you are certain it isn’t something simple like a fuse. The diagram will show you if anything else is on the same circuit as the instrument panel lights. If these items work, you can narrow it down.


#4

the diagram you looking for is attached to this. Good luck.


#5

Check the fuses, but I suspect the dimmer switch is the culprit. All the lights that have adjustable brightness are hooked into that switch. Sometimes if you jiggle the knob, and/or rotate the dimmer knob you can get the dashlights to flash a bit - if so that confirms the dimmer switch has gone bad.


#6

Well I looked at all the fuses in the 2 boxes that would apply first - they all look good. Then I looked at the dimmer relay in the fuse box under the hood - while I dimmed/brighted my headlights they could hear and feel the relay working so Im not sure if that is the problem - we did try working with the dashboard dimmer light but nothing works. I think the “lights” the illuminate the dash are not lights at all but LED’s… thank you everyone for your ideas! Right now, I have a little light on my dash to illuminate when its dark.


#7

NOT the headlight dimmer switch! The dash dimmer rheostat (“switch”). The fuse / relay box is under the DASH, not in the engine compartment.
If you look at the wiring diagram, that castironman provides a link to, you’ll see that power is provided to 8 bulbs. Did you download, and print, the wiring diagram? Do so, and use color pen / pencils to trace the wiring circuit – it helps.
They are light lamps; not, LEDs.