1965 ford thunderbird instruments lights are not coming on
Turn on the headlights and rotate the headlight knob left and right se if they then come on or flicker, you could have a bad switch rheostat or all of the bulbs are burned out.
Are any of the other accessories not working? Might also be a fuse. HTH. -Jim
Everything else works
The instrument cluster, transmission indicator, and ash tray lights are the only things on that circuit (fuse). It's an AGA type (small glass) 4 amp fuse. For testing purposes only, wrap the fuse in aluminum foil and turn on the lights. If the fuse is bad they'll come on. HTH. -Jim
My 65 had ;the same problem. We checked fuses and then gave up and pulled the dash. Yep, 9 bulbs burned out and 3 had bad contacts. Cleaned everything and now they work fine.
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