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Old 07-25-2010, 12:46 AM
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Icon6 1992 Honda Civic - Cluster Lights Not Working

I recently purchased this car and noticed at night the cluster lights do not work.

I have check all the fuses and its still not working.

what can i do to get the lights to work or any ideas?

I tried to search the forum for any previous threads but wasnt successful.

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make sure the **** on the left of the dash that has a light bulb on it is turned all the way up
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it is turned all the way up and i also tried switching the switch out just incase it was defective.
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sometimes the bulbs in the cluster can be bad......
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Double check 10A dash fuse 19. A blown fuse does not always look blown.

If the fuse is fine, check the three wires (Red, Red/Blk, and Blk) in the dimmer switch connector. The Red and Red/Blk wire should measure battery voltage to body ground with the Parking Lights switch on. The Blk wire is ground and should have continuity to body ground.
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ok...i will replace the fuse and check the wire on the dimmer switch.

So..the the dimmer switch supply's power to the cluster for it to light up?
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So..the the dimmer switch supply's power to the cluster for it to light up?
The dimmer switch controls voltage and provides ground for the cluster and heater control panel lights circuit.
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i will def check that out. It sucks driving it a night.

thanks for all your info man.
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i have this problem before you might just have a bad gauges cluster try to get one try it out
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i have this problem before you might just have a bad gauges cluster try to get one try it out
OP, do the heater control panel lights work? If so, it could be a cluster or cluster wire problem. However, if both the cluster and heater control panel lights don't work, do the troubleshooting I mentioned.
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clock, heater control, radio....all work.

I will try swapping out clusters and see if that fixes the problem.
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clock, heater control, radio....all work.
You mean the back lights, right? Do they brighten and dim with the dimmer switch? If so, check the Red and Red/Black wires/terminals in the cluster connector. Do they have battery voltage? Are they damaged?

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i temp fixed mine by unplugging the dimmer and bridging the wires with a paper clip. i left it that way because im cheap and lazy but its a way to test it without buying a new dimmer switch.
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You mean the back lights, right? Do they brighten and dim with the dimmer switch? If so, check the Red and Red/Black wires/terminals in the cluster connector. Do they have battery voltage? Are they damaged?
yeah the back lights works. I can use the dimmer switch to dim the climate control. I will check and see if the wires have voltage! It looks like the wires behind the cluster has been messed with.

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i temp fixed mine by unplugging the dimmer and bridging the wires with a paper clip. i left it that way because im cheap and lazy but its a way to test it without buying a new dimmer switch.
i will try this and see if the cluster lights up at all.
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The dimmer switch is fine if it dims the climate control lights. No need to jump the dimmer connector. Test the cluster wires.
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I will test the cluster wire tomorrow and also try swapping out the cluster.
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I will test the cluster wire tomorrow and also try swapping out the cluster.
You need to edit your topic title for 2 reasons:

1) No one will read a thread without a subject specific thread title, you have a better chance at replies with a more specific title

2) This will never be found in the search engine.

Read stickies before you post.
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It will NOT let me change the title of the thread. I have already tried.
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It will NOT change the title of the thread. I have already tried.
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you can just do what i did and wire in an led light strip from an open spot on your fuse board to your dash. will post pics of my set up tomorrow. going out tonight to get pics take of mah whip at night!
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i think i may have to do that if i cant figure out whats wrong.

where can i get a l.e.d strip from?
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swapped out all the wires that go to the radio, dimmer switch, cluster, hazards and clock.

Now my cluster lights work. yeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwwwwwww lol
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