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Postby ukjon » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:49 pm

i have a 73 vega and the dash lights have stopped working, i have checked the fuse board by high beam switch and all fuses are fine, any ideas?
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Re: dash lights

Postby Rickracer » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:01 pm

Did you check the fuses with a test light? Sometimes fuses that look good are actually burned near the end where you can't see it. On most newer GM cars, the fuse for dash lighting should only have juice with the headlight switch turned on and the dash lights dialed up, I don't remember if that year Vega had a separate dash light fuse or not. You do know that you can dim or brighten them by turning the head lamp knob, correct? Also, sometimes the rheostat for dash light dimming isn't making a good connection, and you can wiggle it or twist it a little and they will come back on, if that's the case, you may be due for a headlamp switch pretty soon, that rheostat is built into the switch. :wink: 8)
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Re: dash lights

Postby 57pickup » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:02 am

Rickracer is spot on had same problem with daughters 71 kamback new switch fixed problem. Also make sure you have a good ground.
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Re: dash lights

Postby ukjon » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:15 pm

Cheers guys think I sorted it just a dodgy connection.
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