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Gauge light problems......

I had a problem with starting my car and i replaced the neutral safety switch and that fixed the problem. I really didn't mess with any of the wiring around the interior part of the steering column, but the gauge lights will not come on now. Does anyone have an idea what to check to get them working. I am not sure if it is a fuse or not, but any suggestions would help.

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What year car, model and is it column shift or floor shift ?



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The gauge lights are controlled through a rheostat on the headlight switch. Be sure that the switch is turned clockwise for the gauge lights to come on. They can be turned on and off, and dimmed according to switch position. You may have a switch turned off, or a connector might have become unplugged.
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Or a blown fuse, bad ground or bad connection at the steering column plug. My bet is fuse. Hi Jeff!



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It is an automatic transmission (floor shifter) 69 GTO.
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If you put a blower on it like Eric is doing, you'll be so busy trying to keep it on the road you won't have TIME to look at your gauges and wonder why the lights don't work!!!
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