Rear Lights and Dash quit.

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Rear Lights and Dash quit.

Postby mbergerooo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:01 am

I have had my L300 for 2.5 years. I have always had to wiggle the Combo switch to get my dash light to turn on. I am thinking that my Combo switch finally gave up? My wipers work. The horn, brake lights, and high beams work. The daytime running lights work. The rear lights and dash do not. I also noticed that if I leave my lights on after turning the engine off. The terrible reminder to turn off sound doesn't happen. Can anybody tell me if it really is the Combo switch? I also checked my fuses and the battery bay looks fine.

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Rear Lights and Dash quit.

Postby Growlerbearnz » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Dash, rear lights, and presumably front park lights? Check the fuses first.

If you have the spotlight switch on the dashboard, see if that turns on the rear and dashboard lights (it should). That'll let you know they still work, in which case it's almost certainly the combo switch.

But yes, most likely the combo switch if you've been having trouble with it. Check out Falco's post in the Technical Reference Library (viewtopic.php?f=98&t=11284), if you're lucky it's just a bad contact. There's a little white plastic lever int here that can sometimes snap, but that leaves you without any main headlamps as well.
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