intermitten instrument panel lights

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dhac, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. dhac

    dhac Guest

    1988 chrysler lebaron with digital instrument cluster: panellights goes dim
    at times then comes back to normal next startup. works ok othertimes for
    short period. at other times can't read inst., panel in day light. little
    better at night. all other lights ok. anybody got any ideas on what to do
    or what to check for?
    dhac, Aug 31, 2005
  2. dhac

    David Guest

    If you turn on your headlamps, then the instrument panels automatically dim!
    It is a stupid feature as it always assumes it is night when you turn on
    your lights, and thinks dimming you other dash lights is ok, as it is stil
    dark enough to see.
    David, Aug 31, 2005
  3. dhac

    N8N Guest

    do you have automatic headlights?

    N8N, Aug 31, 2005
  4. dhac

    dhac Guest

    no automatic headlights. problem exist with headlight switch off or on.
    dhac, Aug 31, 2005
  5. dhac

    dhac Guest

    problem exist with headlight switch on or off.
    dhac, Aug 31, 2005
  6. dhac

    Bill Putney Guest

    My guess is that the panel dimmer is flaky. It's a common occurence on
    LH cars, and it's likely that the resistance element in other dc
    vehicles is similar or identical design/materials/source/problems. The
    advice on the LH forums for the problem is to simply move the dimmer
    knob to a slightly different spot - maybe move it thru its range a few
    times in case it's a wiper dirt/corrosion problem. Last resort: replace
    the dimmer.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Aug 31, 2005
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