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Postby XeNoMoRpH » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:32 am

I just got my Rodeo back on the road and was driving it last night since my other car's clutch line decided to break. I noticed that several of the dash lights were not working and then I wondered if they were supposed to be illuminated? The only thing I have added/modified is the fog light switch and the aftermarket head unit. The fog light switch is on it's own circuit, so I'm not concerned with that at all. The only thing I can think of is maybe the dimmer wire that went to the original head unit needs to be used, but I'm not sure. I really don't remember if they worked originally.

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The switches light up, but the climate control does not.

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None of the buttons light up, not even the dimmer switch.

Any suggestions?
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Postby Gizmo42 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:37 am

All my switches and the climate control light up. Though very dim. Do your gauge lights work and dim with the dimmer? The switch and climate bulbs should be on the same circuit as them.

And, btw, the illumination wires arent used on my stereo either.
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Postby otg94 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:05 am

The light bulbs for those dash will burn out over the years. They are easily replaced with ones from radio shack. I am going to be replacing mine soon on my new trooper. I will try to remember to do a small write up on it if nobody already has.
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Postby XeNoMoRpH » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:30 am

My gauges lights do work and dim with the dimmer. I'm also not sure what I was thinking, but the switches in the picture do light up with the climate control (edited in first post).

I suppose it is possible that the climate control bulbs are burnt out. I'm somewhat certain they were not working when I originally got it.
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Postby esgarbanzo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:19 pm

Hi all,
I'm hoping to find a write-up for replacing the dash bulbs in a 2000 Rodeo. Most of them seem to have burned out in my mom's ride. Is Radio Shack the best place to find them?

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Postby Dae » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:15 pm

esgarbanzo wrote:Hi all,
I'm hoping to find a write-up for replacing the dash bulbs in a 2000 Rodeo. Most of them seem to have burned out in my mom's ride. Is Radio Shack the best place to find them?

Thanks!

Theres no write up for just replacing the bulbs that I know of. But start out with this....
It will help you with removing the cluster. The bulbs in there are #74 and #194
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=9058

I put a list of bulbs for the Rodeo in this thread...
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=25473



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Postby ammon91 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:35 pm

If you connected the orange wire on your headunit then you fried your dimmer switch! The dimmer switch doesn't like the back feed from the dimmer output on aftermarket units. Check you fuse first but i bet my money if you smell that dimmer switch its burnt. They are dime a dozen so no big deal to replace.
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Postby XeNoMoRpH » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:14 am

Lets say that is what happened. The solution would be to disconnect the orange wire from the headunit and replace the dimmer?
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Postby ammon91 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:13 am

XeNoMoRpH wrote:Lets say that is what happened. The solution would be to disconnect the orange wire from the headunit and replace the dimmer?

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