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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:11 pm 
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Hey guys, i just bought a mint 95 SSEi and didnt realize until I got it home, that the sensor works, but when the headlights turn on the dashlights go off. I can hear the module click when the headlights turn on then I have no dash lights. Obviously I tried turning the switch on the dash to no avail. Doing a little digging here in the forum i see that maybe I should try with replacing the switch? Does that make sense? Or could it possibly be the module under the dash that is the issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:23 pm 
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The first thing I would check is to see whether or not the taillights are illuminating.
It is actually a safety feature that, when your taillights aren't working, your dashboard lights turn off to alert you to the taillight failure.
If they aren't working, then check and change the fuse and/or bulbs and see if the problem resolves.

Let us know the outcome.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:18 am 
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I checked and I do have taillights. Of course I've checked all the fuses and everything seems fine.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:03 am 
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Our headlight switches control a lot of lighting functions and are not failproof. When mine went bad the headlights would randomly turn off. In your case I think the portion that controls the dash brightness probably went bad.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:20 am 
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Ok I'll start with replacing the switch. Where's the best place/link to buy one? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:57 am 
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New ones are kinda expensive. Maybe get a junkyard unit to try?

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15.090 at 90.2 MPH on old engine w/ slipping trans & melted O2 sensor - Gen 3 M62 and matching TB, Gen 2 Pully, Zillamotorsports Ported LIM, YT 1.72 Roller Rockers, SII FPR & Injectors, Easy Performance Gen 3 Air/Fuel Calibrator, Hypertech Thermomaster chip w/ 160 Thermo, TransGo Shift Kit, Infinity/Pioneer Speakers and 10" Subs, 1300 watts, 140 amp Alternator, Ricepipe CAI w/ heatshield, Pilot Angel Eye Foglights, Clear Corners, '02 17" Chrome Bent 5's, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler and Hi-flo Cat, McCoy Motorsports Ceramic Coated Ported Exhaust Manifolds, Fan Override, PowerSlot Slotted Rotors.
2009 G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, loaded, SOLO Axlebacks, Rotofab Intake, Tuned, autodim Trailblazer mirror, removed intake manifold cover, HSV GTS triple gauge pod, two tone red-hot shifter and HSV SuperSport steering wheel, GXP rear sway bar and diffuser


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:48 am 
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I replaced the headlight switch on my 92 SSE quite a while back. It wasn't cheap, but I wanted dash lights. - BC

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