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Are my dash lights working right?

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra' started by Alleycat, May 2, 2017.

  1. Alleycat

    AlleycatMember

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    My speedometer is hard to read in the daylight unless the dash lights are on. I keep the lights on the auto setting so the headlights are on all the time, but the dash instrument panel stays dark. To get the panel lights to come on, I have to set the light control to manual. Is this normal, or is something wrong?
     
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    Polara_500Well-Known Member

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    Ummm, what vehicle is this on?
     
  3. Alleycat

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    Ummm, well I suppose that would have been good info to include with the question. Chalk it up to oldtimers disease. 07 Silverado crew cab Z71
     
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    Polara_500Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I can't help you with a current Chevy, all my experience is with 62-66 and a lot has changed since then.
     
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    LocuMobFluid Technician

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    I googled some and found more flashing, dimming/brighter, type problems. Found plenty of not working dash lights, and dimmable lights not working. They checked the fuse, then the dimmer switch, then chased it from there. If it works in manual, it might be the easiest way to see it.
     
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    From your description it sounds normal. I say this because when the lights are on auto during daylight only the headlights will be on( daytime running lights) but at night everything will be on when it's in auto because of the light sensor. When you turn on the headlights manually you override the light sensor and turn on everything. I hope this helps.
     
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    Sounds about right. Thanks.
     
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