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Old 02-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Help!! Gauge lights aren't working

I was replacing the LEDs in my gauges, (fuel, temp, speedo, and tach) and when I was putting in the last bulb I heard a small tick, and then all the lights went out.

The open door light, cel, brake, and all the other lights work, but for some reason the fuel, temp, speedo, and tach don't light up.

I checked the fuses, and they're all good. Does anybody know what could have happened?

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Bump. Wanna try to exhaust all my options before I turn to buying a new cluster
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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Im having the same issue but mine happened while trying the fog light mod. My illumination just doesnt work but everything else is fine. I checked fuses and that wasn't it. PITA at night.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Default me too!

I'm having the same problem except for me I wasn't even doing any mods. One day I just got in my car and NONE of my gauge or dash lights are working! At night, I hope I'm going the speed limit. I checked all fuses and they are fine. What do I do next?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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why dont you guys check to seee if you have power from the light switch itself when you turn it on
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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why dont you guys check to seee if you have power from the light switch itself when you turn it on
Power to the knob that turns the lights on correct? Or something else
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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I think there is a fuse inside the cluster for the illumination circuit and you may have blown that fuse out. If the illumination for the other lights like for the HVAC area, radio, and clock still can be adjusted then the illumination control module is ok and I would suspect the fuse in the cluster is the problem.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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I think there is a fuse inside the cluster for the illumination circuit and you may have blown that fuse out. If the illumination for the other lights like for the HVAC area, radio, and clock still can be adjusted then the illumination control module is ok and I would suspect the fuse in the cluster is the problem.
That's what I've heard, but I can't seem to get the cluster apart enough to check if its replaceable. I found a cluster on eBay for $79, so I'm going to replace mine, and have Subaru adjust it
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
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Question... Why are you guys doing electrical/wiring mods with your battery connected? I understand the ignition switch controls a majority of the current flow in the vehicle, but still...
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #10
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Question... Why are you guys doing electrical/wiring mods with your battery connected? I understand the ignition switch controls a majority of the current flow in the vehicle, but still...
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #11
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my cluster lights are super faded and only work in some spots. Do i just need new lights or something?
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #12
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I would tend to say the light adjustment control has some dirty/bad spots on it.
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