my dashboard lights wont work and when i try to turn them on all my gadges drop. i know its an electrical problem but i dont know where to look and fix the problem.

Asked by Jan 15, 2014 at 01:59 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my dash board lights don't work and when I go to turn them on all my gauges drop. none of my fusses are blown there all good.

1 Answer

13,095

Start with the switch. Then if that is not the problem, check for damaged, frayed or lose wires. When the power is turned on, something is shorting out. So power up to the switch is good, after the switch is suspect. Finding an electrical problem is easier that washing a tom cat though. Still painful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Brake lights wont work when head lights are turn on 10 answers

    I have a 1994 chevy s10 manual 5spd. i turned on my head lights yesterday and all of my rear lights turn out my signals werent working along with my brake lights.

    1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Standard Cab Stepside SB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why wont my Tail Lights work??? 27 answers

    My 1994 chevy 1500 brake lights, head lights, front parking lights and front and rear turn signals work......TAIL LIGHTS do NOT work.....have checked fuses and bulbs.....What could the problem be???

    1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 WT Standard Cab LB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • electric window motor replacement, but the window is UP 33 answers

    I have watched youtubes trying to find my answer, but not finding it. I need to replace the window motor on the passenger side, but the regulator itself is presenting a problem with removal of the ...

    1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Standard Cab SB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • truck will not start, engine turns, but does not fire at all. 45 answers

    -completely stock V8 Vortek - Automatic -no codes -all plugs are getting spark, AFTER replacing ignition coil -checked 3/8 plugs, no fouling (they're a bitch to get to with my limited tools - assumed...

    1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Electrical problem 6 answers

    I am having trouble with my 03 malibu. I stopped the other day to get gas and I noticed all my gauges dropped while I was getting gas. After I got it home it shut off and now it won't start. When ...

    2003 Chevrolet Malibu Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet C/K 1500 Questions

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 3,230
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,480
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
819 Great Deals out of 66,147 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,214 Great Deals out of 208,693 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet C/K 2500
214 listings starting at $5,900
Used Dodge Ram 1500
441 Great Deals out of 11,296 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
563 Great Deals out of 27,154 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tacoma
506 Great Deals out of 38,897 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
154 Great Deals out of 32,676 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
14 Great Deals out of 1,354 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet C/K 3500
252 listings starting at $3,550