Technical dash board and back lights not working

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Technical dash board and back lights not working

e0s

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Hi can anyone help
My dashboard illumination light went out recently and I've discovered the back lights aren't working either. the fuses seem to be ok so not sure what else it could be any ideas before I start taking the dashboard apart
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rallycinq

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Left hand tail lights and dash lights are on the same fuse, if the right hand tail lights have gone too, I'd start by putting the ignition key to the parking position and if they work from that, go for the switch next.

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e0s

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Thanks I thought they might be but it doesn't seem to be the fuse both have gone and nothing comes on when the ignition is turned on to any position. Front lights are fine. Trouble is it didn't come with a manual so working blind and don't want to spend a fortune at the garage if a simple fiddle
 

rallycinq

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If the front side lights are both working then its either the bulbs in the back or the connection in the loom. Use a test light to check for current at the light.

Another thought is an earth problem with the rear clusters, worth checking.

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