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lights on dash going out

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Forum Name: Car Audio
Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
Printed Date: September 18, 2021 at 7:47 AM

Topic: lights on dash going out

Posted By: lazyboyandy
Subject: lights on dash going out
Date Posted: June 15, 2005 at 3:19 AM

recently my the lights on my speedometer and a/c knobs etc. on my car arent coming on when i turn my headlights on anymore... this all happended after i had installed an amp and a sub, but before that i had an indash screen installed also but there wasnt a problem until i installed the amp and the subwoofer.. what had happened at first was a fuse burnt out and i replaced that while my headunit was out of the dash but still hooked up but after i push the dash part of the radio back in the lights went out again... excpet this time it wasnt a burnt fuse... the car i have is a 2004 civic si and i was referred to this site by a person from and was wondering if anyone could help me out with this problem


Posted By: lazyboyandy
Date Posted: June 16, 2005 at 11:58 PM
does any one think they know what the problem is?

Posted By: customcarchris
Date Posted: June 17, 2005 at 12:59 AM
Maybe when you put the radio back in, you shorted a wire from the dash by pinching or cutting it.

Remove your radio and take a look at the wires behind it, maybe try the wire that is marked illumination on the radio, it might have something to do with the dash lights.

Posted By: ravenndude
Date Posted: June 17, 2005 at 2:54 AM
did you try the little dimmer switch? i hit my on accident before and I thought i messed up my dash.

Posted By: lazyboyandy
Date Posted: June 19, 2005 at 10:28 PM
no i tried all of those already there wasnt anything that solved it, but there was once when i took out the headunit again and the lights came back on, but kinda flickered everyfew seconds

Posted By: ss-installer
Date Posted: June 20, 2005 at 3:13 AM
make sure the orange wires on the factory harness side are not grounding. if the are hooked up to the aftermarket HU then try disconnecting them and capping them off.


Posted By: Jay T
Date Posted: June 20, 2005 at 11:40 AM
If the lights are going on and off while taking your dash apart, chances are that a wire has come loose or has been damaged / pinched in some way. Check out everything you can running around the install area all the way into the rear of the instrument panel where the problem is.   Make sure the harness for the back of the instrument panel is seated properly and that none of the connecting pins were damaged.

Posted By: lazyboyandy
Date Posted: June 21, 2005 at 11:50 PM
well one thing i had tried to do was put my stock HU back on but no help there.... thanks a lot you guys ill be sure to try these things out

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