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Old 04-07-2011, 10:43 PM
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Default parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

So today my truck was working all fine and dandy. Then i install my new kenwood headunit and my pa system. So i go to turn my lights on and the parking lights won't come on but my headlights are working fine. Then my instrument lights are out(spedo, tach, heating,etc). So how do i fix this? is there a certain fuse i need to check? I looked at the fuses and none look blown.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:08 AM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

yes u need to check the fuses. ANY fuse that is light related. when mine were blown out it said nothing about the instrument cluster it said something about the foglights or something

check all possible fuses

and this is just a guess (no really its just a guess)..check fuse 31
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:50 AM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

So when your instrument panel went out it said it was for fog lights?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:09 AM
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correct and rerplacing the fuse fixed a multitude of problems. ( i never noticed it was out until someone todl me to check lol)
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

Well i went out and checked every fuse in the dashboard panel and the were all good. I will check the ones under the hood when i pull it in the garage cause im not a fan of working in a bunch of snow haha. So i just noticed that if the headlight switch is in the off position, it allows some stuff to light up(4wd light, O/D light, Cruise control light) but those go off when i flip it to park lamps or headlights.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:29 AM
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my headlight switch light is always on regardless......hmmm i would recommend talking to doctor wily or rwenzing
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

The parking light circuit is fuse #35 on your truck. That will probably fix the instrument lights too.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

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The parking light circuit is fuse #35 on your truck. That will probably fix the instrument lights too.
I'll check it but how would it fix the instrument lights?
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:30 PM
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correct and replacing the fuse fixed a multitude of problems. ( i never noticed it was out until someone todl me to check lol)
as i said earlier
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

haha okay i gotcha. Well i checked it and it's still good and the ones under the hood are good too
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

check fuse 11 in in the Battery Junction Box. it's a 15A fuse. It appears that fuse powers the park lamp relay and the instrument dimming module. If you have a multimeter use that to check for resistance across the fuse. i think that is a good place to start.

when did you start having this problem? after installing the new deck, right? perhaps something got shorted/crossed/connected wrong/etc during that process.

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:21 PM
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not to insult ur intelligence but u do know what a broken fuse looks like right? just making sure

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yay doctor wily! <<<=== helped me alot when i had a similar issue!
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:24 PM
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;-) hopefully I don't fail this one, lol :P
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:47 AM
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haha yes i do know what a broken fuse looks like. And yes it was after i installed the deck. I'll give it another look. Also last night i went to lock my truck, so i pressed the button and bam! my parking lights, blinkers, and instrument lights flashed like normal. So now im just pissed cause my car is mocking me.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: parking lights and instrument lights out.. help!

maybe something got unplugged?
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