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Old 02-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default No dash/park lights.

Checked fuse-ok
Checked power thru fuse- no power
Checked power thru dim switch- no power

I have 3 of my gauges hooked up to my park lights, I already checked the wiring and everything looks good.

Where else do I look?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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ummmm. fuse?

your fuse can't be good AND not allow voltage to flow through. change the fuse.
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On my '97 I had this problem, it was the relay. it is in the back drivers side corner of the engine bay, to the far right of the master cyl. if looking at the front of the car. There will be a few there, but if there is no audible "click" when turning on the parking lights that is your problem. Also if you tap it it may come on, that indicates a relay problem as well. you can swap in the horn relay for a temporary fix.
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I kept blowing fuses on my '99, it was labeled as dash lights fuse. Turned out to be a short in one of the bumper corner lights. But yeah, it's probably the fuse or relay.
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I checked out the relay. It makes a very very faint click when I flick the switch. Not as loud as all the other relays do and it also appeared to be kinda melted. I think I have too much on that circut and over time it burnt the relay. It was too late for me to go get one by the time I got it out, it looks like it overheated and warped in the plug. I will stop at the store tomorrow to see if I can get one.
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i did mine through the hazard lights, wonder if it will go? lol
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Swap in one of the other relays. If it doesn't work, you know not to buy one.
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Swap in one of the other relays. If it doesn't work, you know not to buy one.
But why when you can just throw parts at a car?

Yea try swaping them around before you replace it.
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Where did you get the scketch of the miata? I want a large one to design a paint scheme.
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I had this exact same problem, turned out there was an going to the relay in the engine bay as mentioned by others. If I remember correctly, it was a white/red wire that was cut going to one of the relays. If you hear a faint clicking, my guess would be that you have a bad ground or corrosion somewhere. Try checking the ground, then voltage to the relay, this should help you figure out what part of the circuit the problem is.
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Swap in one of the other relays. If it doesn't work, you know not to buy one.
None of the other relays there have the same style connector.
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