my dashbord light and tail lights don't work,what could be the cause ?

Asked by Jan 17, 2014 at 05:17 PM about the 1989 Honda Accord DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This morning on the way to work,noticed that my light for the speed gauges was not
on,moved the button for brightness and nothing,as i was driving,someone poited a bright
light from behind,light the high beams,but here was a highway patrol officer,at the
moment i could not know why he did that.Anyway,he got off the highway and i proceed
to work,when i got to the parking lot,looked in the back and my tail lighs were off,after
work checked the fuses and the one for the tail lights was blown,so i replaced it,turn
the lights on and blew it again.Any help would be greatly appreciated.By the way,it's a
89 Honda Accord DX,253 thousand plus change on miles

4 Answers

255

Did you put a after market radio in the car

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You have a short in one of the wires to lights or bulbs. Take the bulbs out one at a time and turn the lights on each time.When you pull the bulb out and it doesn't blow a fuse that's the bad wiring or bulb.

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255

Sometimes the dash illumination wire on the radio harness hounds to the frame causing your problem

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80

i have the same problem after installing a new cd player...what do i need to do?

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