Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

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Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby reber » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:09 pm

I'm scratching my head with confusion, has anybody had this problem before?

Basically, cluster lights, air con back lighting, hazard button illumination etc. isn't working regardless of the state of the light switch. The ash tray bulb works though which I believe is on the same circuit, also the clock in the instrument cluster seems to dim when you switch the headlights on (I'd rather know my speed than the time while driving at night...)

Either all the bulbs are gone (which is pretty unlikely) or there's something else playing up.

I've read that there might be an illumination unit somewhere near the head unit? :hairpull:

Checked the fuses and all the other obvious stuff - any one else come across this one?? Any help would be excellent!!
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Re: Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby AJ » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:31 pm

It sounds like you've either blown a fuse or dash illumination is dialed right down. My dial switch is on the indicator stalk.

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Re: Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby reber » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:51 am

the illumination fuse is ok, and the light in the ash tray still works when i turn the lights on but the dimmer doesn't dim the light that works. Maybe the stalk with the dimmer on it is broken? Any ideas?
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Re: Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby XXXREX » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:48 pm

friend of mine had the exact problem when he bought his car brand new.. tho his was under warranty and got to take his car back to get fixed.. which has turned into a reoccuring problem since with the dash

try call a subaru dealer and see if they have any idea bro
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Re: Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby superfly » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:49 pm

You could pull the stalk with the dimmer out and give it a clean. Other than AJ's suggestions, I can't think of any.

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Re: Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby bigtim11 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:55 pm

Does the stereo work? I'd be looking for a bad/ dirty earth wire somewhere
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Re: Dash lights not working?! gc8 help please!

Postby reber » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:06 pm

Fixed, stalk loom needed the contacts cleaned.
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