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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Dashboard goes black. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; For a few last days, the dashboard is dark after first start or gets completely or partially (PRNDL illumination) black ...
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    Dashboard goes black.

    For a few last days, the dashboard is dark after first start or gets completely or partially (PRNDL illumination) black down the road. I also noticed that I cannot vary the brightness of the dashboard with a switch.

    Any common for 1995 Fleetwood places to check out? Thanks.

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    Re: Dashboard goes black.

    You mean the digital dash or just the dash lights in general? If the lights it's probably something with the switch.

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    Re: Dashboard goes black.

    Quote Originally Posted by brougham View Post
    You mean the digital dash or just the dash lights in general? If the lights it's probably something with the switch.
    Once, I had only digital dash out and the other time everything. Today everything was fine. Will keep investigating as it happens.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Dashboard goes black.

    It's most likely the switch.
    Does the headlight switch function as a dimmer for the dash lights?
    I would check there first.

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    Re: Dashboard goes black.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigm57ict View Post
    It's most likely the switch.
    Does the headlight switch function as a dimmer for the dash lights?
    I would check there first.
    Yes it does. I too think something is wrong with the switch and I believe it has something to do with humidity after a rain. Everything is back to normal after the car "dried out".

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