At one time or another, we’ve all probably experienced a dashboard that doesn’t light up anymore. While you might see that as a frustrating thing to fix, and try to go without reliable dashboard lights, it can also keep you from reading important information about your vehicle while you drive. If you want to take the matter into your own hands, and perhaps find a solution to your dark dashboard, read on and see how to check your dashboard light fuses. We want to keep you and your vehicle safe on the road!
Fixing Dashboard Lights: Finding a Blown Fuse
Use your owner’s manual to find out where the fuses for your dashboard are located. The instrument panel fuse box is usually located inside the vehicle, and usually on the driver’s side.
There should be a diagram inside the fuse box (or in the owner’s manual) that shows you what each fuse powers.
Use a needle-nose pliers to remove the fuse and look into the clear part on the end. There should be a thin piece of metal that connects the two prongs sticking out. If the thin metal is broken, the fuse has blown. (If the fuse is not clear, look for any signs of burning or damage)
Either insert a new fuse to replace the blown one, or put the old one back into its spot. If you are replacing the fuse, be sure the amperage of the new fuse is the same as the previous one. Failure to use the same amperage can result in damage or even a fire.
Dashboard Still Not Working? Call The Service Center
If you’ve checked your vehicle’s fuses and the problem seems to be somewhere else in your vehicle, it might be time to call your local service center. The experienced team at Palmen Fiat of Kenosha is here to answer any questions you have and to help you get the parts and services you need. Our goal is to help you get your car back out on the road as quickly and easily as possible, so don’t hesitate to call or schedule your appointment online.