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Old 09-01-2010, 06:03 PM
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So I just got a 01 Accord EX... I went to install an aftermarket cd player into the car.... I used a harness to do this... and I hooked up the orange illumination wire which I have been told is a big no no... Now I have no dash lights or tail lights... I tested all my fuses and all appear to be in good working order.. I have done hours of research on the internet and discovered 2 things... 1 being that the driver's side multiplexer unit may have been fried so I got one from a junk yard but that changed nothing but made my headlights not work either (I didn't get an EX multiplexer so I got that fixed)... 2 Ive heard that it frys the dimmer switch but you can jump two wires to bypass that and have constant on bright dash lights... My problem is I can't for the life of me figure out which two wires to jump...Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:32 PM
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If you were told it was a "no no". Why did you do the dumb thing by hooking it up? Stupid is as stupid does I guess.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:35 PM
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its just a fuse believe me i just blew one the other night on a civic doing that. check the one again that says tail/dash.
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be sure to check the exact one first
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I was only told it was a no no after it had already been done.
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Ok what fuse do I check... The ones under the hood are all good and all the ones in the drivers door jam are all good too??
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small light fuse under the hood its a 7.5 amp
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Muse panel under the hood says nothing about a small lights fuse... But I checked all the fuses and they were all good... I will triple check them in the daylight tomorrow to make sure again... anyone else got any ideas if its not the fuse...
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it is a small lights fuse it should be under the hood but may be under the dash
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Finally found it... 10 amp fuse in the passenger side door jam fuse box.... thanks for the help guys...
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hi I recently knocked out my dash and rear lights and was thinking I need a new multiplex unit.. which 10a fuse was it that was causing you the issue?
stuck in the dark and dont like the federation
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So I just got a 01 Accord EX... I went to install an aftermarket cd player into the car.... I used a harness to do this... and I hooked up the orange illumination wire which I have been told is a big no no... Now I have no dash lights or tail lights... I tested all my fuses and all appear to be in good working order.. I have done hours of research on the internet and discovered 2 things... 1 being that the driver's side multiplexer unit may have been fried so I got one from a junk yard but that changed nothing but made my headlights not work either (I didn't get an EX multiplexer so I got that fixed)... 2 Ive heard that it frys the dimmer switch but you can jump two wires to bypass that and have constant on bright dash lights... My problem is I can't for the life of me figure out which two wires to jump...Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks
So by you not buy one for the EX is y it didn't work?
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