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    Having a problem with dash lights

    I removed my instrument cluster(1981 VW pickup) I reinstalled it and everything worked fine, today I started it up and the hi-beam, turn and gloplug lights don't work

    Any ideas??

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    Re: Having a problem with dash lights

    Strong chance one of the wiring plugs on the back is not seated properly or has a poor connection. Best to pop the cluster out and clean the harness connections and reinstall.

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    Re: Having a problem with dash lights

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    Re: Having a problem with dash lights

    I would think that anytime any electrical connection is disconnected on these 30 year old vehicles, it would be good practice to spray them down with CRC and maybe apply Dielectric Grease before reconnecting.

    Proly a good idea to do this to malfunctioning electrical parts before replacing them.

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    Re: Having a problem with dash lights

    Indeed. I even like to hit them with a little steel wool or fine emery cloth when applicable.

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    Re: Having a problem with dash lights

    I will do that, thanks.

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