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    dash lights not working ?

    hi, just bought astra 2.2 16v coupe its a 2000 model..
    when i turn my head lights on my dash lights dont light up, so when im driving at night i cant see what speed im doing. .. iv turned the dimmer switch up down and nothing. the information display dims up and down on the centre console and so does the milage display, what should i check 1st ? surely all the dash lights cant be blown ?

    any help would be great !!!!!!!!!

    cheers

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    If ur mileage display lights up then that means it cant be a fuse either - so its lookin highly likely that its the bulbs....believe it or not - its not uncommon for all of em to go at the same time.

    Its easy enough to remove the clocks to check - turn the steering wheel left to right enough so u can remove the little screws located at 3 & 9'oclock positions - a few screws underneath the steering coloumn shroud enables the top part to be removed so then the clocks can be removed.

    theres 2 at the top of the clocks and one either side of the steering column.

    If u aint got a clue where Im on about then Ill try and dig out some pics

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    ok cheers mate, while iv got the dash out its worth changing the bulbs to them blue leds which look pretty cool ...

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    sorted, took clocks out pulled bulbs out (which are the blue leds) didnt know they where fitted put leds back in replaced clock and it all worked... must of been loose connection i hope..... bargin

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    were the led's in the right way round? they are polarity sensitive so if they are fitted wrong - rotate them 180degrees and they work?

    or was it just a dodgy connection u think

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    not sure i only pulled one led out and then just put it back in, if one was the wrong way aroung would it affect them all ?

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    nah - just one.

    looks like it was a bad connection....... could be that the clocks weren't seated correctly - could be a variety of things - hopefully its all sorted and the problem wont return

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