okay so my battery is hooked up and my interior instrument lights aren't working should they be working without the car running i'm just wondering because i still have to get my car running. i have a 1966 thunderbird landau q-code


Asked by May 01, 2014 at 12:24 PM about the 1966 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have my battery hooked up and all my fuses are good i checked. i'm not sure about the
bulbs but i'm wondering if my car has to be running for the instrument lights to work.
thank you

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If your parking/headlights are on, the dash light should be working. Mine are so dim when turned to full bright, I cannot see them in daylight. Try them at night. You have a rheostat built into the headlight switch so turn it clockwise to brighten the dash lights. If that doesn;t make them visible, you may need to replace the bulbs.

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