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Old 01-08-08, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dash lights out..

1st time Acura owner. Trying to find out how to replace my dash light where the odometer, outside temp, and trip readout are at. The lights for the speedometer, tach, and fuel gauge works fine.

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I would recommend taking it to the dealer. I tried to replace my clock light (which was like $12 for the part) and it took 3 hours of ripping my dashboard apart, trashing my hands and then having to take it to the dealer anyway (for $300 more) to fix the cruise control, moon roof and VSA switches I trashed getting the dash apart. The DIY instructions I was following were from this website. Not that the instructions were bad is it just that it doesn't mention that there are special tools and tricks I believe for alot of the pronged wiring harnesses and disconnects. Good luck.

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check ur fusebox.
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I would recommend taking it to the dealer. I tried to replace my clock light (which was like $12 for the part) and it took 3 hours of ripping my dashboard apart, trashing my hands and then having to take it to the dealer anyway (for $300 more) to fix the cruise control, moon roof and VSA switches I trashed getting the dash apart. The DIY instructions I was following were from this website. Not that the instructions were bad is it just that it doesn't mention that there are special tools and tricks I believe for alot of the pronged wiring harnesses and disconnects. Good luck.

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wow! really? ive done it so many times on different cars and its so easy. Dealer just overcharged you hard!
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I just bought an '03 CL S and I'm having the same issue. I can see the odometer, trip meter, etc. when the lights are off, but when I turn on my headlights, the dash light goes off. Is this a fuse? Do I need to replace a bulb in there?
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I just bought an '03 CL S and I'm having the same issue. I can see the odometer, trip meter, etc. when the lights are off, but when I turn on my headlights, the dash light goes off. Is this a fuse? Do I need to replace a bulb in there?
Did you try turning up the dimmer switch?
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Turning up the dimmer was the first thing I tried. The lights behind the speedo, tach, etc. still work.
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I would say to check the driverside fuse box. I believe fuse 9 or 10 operates interior lights on a TL(I dont remember exactly). There is a fuse on the passenger side fuse box that controls some interior lights(on a TL). I would guess that a CL would be setup similarly. CHeck the owners manual. Other than that it may be the switch itself (loose, dirty, burnt, or absent connection). I would SUSPECT it would be easy to find a cheap replacement switch to test the switch scenario (ebay, etc.). Good Luck.
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I would say to check the driverside fuse box. I believe fuse 9 or 10 operates interior lights on a TL(I dont remember exactly). There is a fuse on the passenger side fuse box that controls some interior lights(on a TL). I would guess that a CL would be setup similarly. CHeck the owners manual. Other than that it may be the switch itself (loose, dirty, burnt, or absent connection). I would SUSPECT it would be easy to find a cheap replacement switch to test the switch scenario (ebay, etc.). Good Luck.
Also, dash lights are on the same circuit as the marker lights/taillights and I shorted mine one time and I remember having to replace a fuse in the box under the hood near the firewall. I forget which one though, but the cover should have the label for each.
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just put new bulbs. clock and climate Control... took me 10 minutes! ha haa ha, but you take it to the dealer and pay hundreds!
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