Welcome to Just Commodores, a site specifically designed for all people who share the same passion as yourself.

New Posts Contact us

Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

Dash lights not working

someguy360

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2011
Messages
2,965
Reaction score
2,140
Points
113
Location
The shed
Members Ride
94' VR Caprice - 12' VE Thunder Ute - Kia Sorento
Hi All,

Hoping someone has had this issue before that may be able to assist.

Drove my VR at night for the first time in about 8 months over the weekend and discovered that the dash illumination isn't working.

All interior lights work but nothing on the dash does (cluster, hazards switch, trip computer etc)

I've checked all fuses and they are fine and I've also tested the bulbs to confirm they aren't blown. I can't find any pinched wiring or earth issues.

Headlights, taillights and brakes lights still work fine.

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

BlackVXGTS

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2004
Messages
4,806
Reaction score
1,552
Points
113
Location
Melbourne, SE
Members Ride
GEN-F2 GTS A6, VS Clubsport 185 A4
Check fuse F16 Instrument Illumination 5 Amp, in the Fuse/Relay panel underneath the RHS of the steering wheel.

1644309866577.png
 
  • Like
Reactions: Lex

someguy360

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2011
Messages
2,965
Reaction score
2,140
Points
113
Location
The shed
Members Ride
94' VR Caprice - 12' VE Thunder Ute - Kia Sorento
Thanks mate, I've aready gone over the fuses a few times now, all looking good.

It's definately something deeper, I can build engines with my eyes closed but when it comes to wiring nope nope nope nope.
 

ephect

Donating Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2006
Messages
5,293
Reaction score
10,838
Points
113
Location
Melbourne
Members Ride
VS Acclaim V6
It was fairly common back in the day that the green flexible circuit the back of the cluster would rattle/shake and wear through the copper tracks.

If it's not a simple fuse/relay, then gentle on the dash surround and have a look
 
Top