1965 ford thunderbird instruments lights are not coming on


Asked by Sep 11, 2014 at 06:41 PM about the 1965 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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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.

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Are any of the other accessories not working? Might also be a fuse. HTH. -Jim


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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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