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1962 super 88 no dash lights

Old June 17th, 2019, 10:42 PM
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1962 super 88 no dash lights

My olds has no dash lights, radio, or clock, cigarette lighter. Fuses are good. , gen light and oil light work , turn signals work , interior lights work.. any help would be great
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Old June 18th, 2019, 06:04 AM
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I would check the plugs behind the dash possibly loose or unplugged. Do you have a wiring schematic?
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Old June 18th, 2019, 06:24 AM
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I would check the plugs behind the dash possibly loose or unplugged. Do you have a wiring schematic?
Yeah I do have a wiring schematic, thanks
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Old June 18th, 2019, 06:25 AM
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Do you have tail/brake lights? Most of the older cars had the rear lights on the same circuit with the dash lights so you would know if your rear lights had gone out. Narrows down the area to look.
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Old June 18th, 2019, 06:27 AM
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Do you have tail/brake lights? Most of the older cars had the rear lights on the same circuit with the dash lights so you would know if your rear lights had gone out. Narrows down the area to look.
Yes have brake lights, tail lights, turn signals, and reverse lights
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Cigar lighter has its own circuit direct to fuse box so check for power at the outlet side then at the lighter. loose connection or bad lighter maybe?

Clock is on the same circuit as the instrument lights so I would check the connector there.
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One thing at a time. Is the dash pot for the instrument lights turned up all the way? Is there voltage at both sides of the fuse box lamp fuse?
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One thing at a time. Is the dash pot for the instrument lights turned up all the way? Is there voltage at both sides of the fuse box lamp fuse?
Yeah there is power to both sides of the fuses , and yes makes no difference turning the dash pot
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Old June 18th, 2019, 12:52 PM
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As Eric said, one thing at a time. Your schematic is your friend.
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Old June 18th, 2019, 12:57 PM
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The radio dial light is independent of the others. If the radio is not turned on, the dial will not light.
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The radio dial light is independent of the others. If the radio is not turned on, the dial will not light.
[SPOILER[/SPOILER] radio wonít turn on. Is the radio grounded through the Antenna? I noticed yesterday itís unhooked in the fender,
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Old June 18th, 2019, 07:58 PM
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You need to follow the gray wires under the dash, all gray wires are lighting. Double check the ground side also.
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Got the lights working it was the headlight switch. Must of been rusted inside. After turning it and a little wd40 it works. And found a wire off the radio so that comes on but no sound at all .. and I donít think the clock will work. I canít turn the **** on the front so guessing itís rusted inside... thanks fir all that help

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Old June 18th, 2019, 11:07 PM
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The radio has a separate ground other than the antenna. If you hear nothing at all I would say the speaker is shot.
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