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Re: 5k dash light relay?
>electrical hints needed.
>Went to snow this weekend. Great day skiing. Got back in my 86 5kcst
>noticed climate control display not on. All systems functioned. Later
>turned on driving lights and no dash lights. Wasn't too dark so
>on home. Got home and played with headlight switch, turning on and off
>few times. Dash lights and climate control display came on fine. Tried
>10 times in a row and worked fine. Waited a few minutes and tried
>No dash lights. I can play with headlight control and dash lights will
>come on. Is there a relay to look for. Sure sounds like it. Looked at
>fuse panel where there are 5 relays but could not tell which one. Can
>hear a definate click. Any help is appreciated.
>Walnut Creek, CA
I'm sure you have had many replies by now, but I'm finally getting to
my email after several days.
There is a control unit, above the glove box, in turbo models. The
dash light dimmer on the dash is not a rheostat, but a potentiometer
controlling this unit above the glove box. Looks like they realized
the non-turbo setup never lasted, but this setup seems to have its
flaws also. Remove the double-wide unit, and carefully unsnap it's
cover. There are 2 circuit boards inside, with a ribbon cable
connecting them. I had a cold solder joint where this cable connects
to one of the boards. Just re-solder all the joints and you should be
back in business!
San Ramon, CA