Having problems with your Ford Mustang ?
On my 1996 Mustang GT, when I turn on my headlights, my dashboard lights go out. Is that a fuse, ground or some other issue?
The proposed problem sounds like the problem I had with a 95 Mustang. Check the tail lights as well as the dash lights. If both are out when the headlights are switched on, the problem more than likely is with the headlight switch. The 95 had a poorly designed wire and plug configuration going into the switch. The wiring was too small and the plug would literally melt. The headlight switch and plug has to be replaced in this case. The problem was supposed to have been cleared with the 96 Mustang; however, a persistent problem may suggest checking the plug/switch combination.
CHECK YOUR DIMMER SWITCH FOR THE DASH LIGHTS. USUALLY THE DIMMER SWITCH WEARS OUT IN ONE SPOT AND WHATS HAPPENING IS YOURE NOT GETTING ANY CONTINUITY THROUGH THE SWITCH. TRY DIMMING THE DASH LIGHTS THROUGH THE DIMMERSWITCH AND THEN SLOWLY TURN THEM UP BRIGHTER UNTIL YOU FIND THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST SPOT.
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