01 taurus.. Auto headlight position.. dash lights randomly quit working

Asked by Jul 08, 2013 at 03:38 AM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

01 taurus.. Auto headlight position.. dash lights random;y quit working. In standard position.. work normally. I have replaced the sunshine sensor.. (stopped headlights from turning on in daylight in auto mode.)  Now however when my headlight switch is in the auto position.. my dashlights will go out... turn back on after  a fes seconds to a minute.. the randomly same thing again.... any suggestions (besides turning the headlight switch on normally)

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Check the wiring and connections to the auto headlight/dimmer switch. Maybe replace?

232,675

Also check for a bad autolamp relay in the Central Junction Box. If you're handy with a soldering iron you might be able to replace it, otherwise you need a new one.

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