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Lower Dash lights not working??

So today the lower lights of my dash lights went out! The dimmer switch, shifter panel lights, and key ring. All other lights function and i've checked the fuses and reset the ECU(taking battery out). The instrument panel still works and the lights are turn all the way up and way too bright for me. Whats next? short somewhere?
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The key ring is on a separate circuit from the illumination circuit that controls all of the other lights, so that might be an issue.

If it is just the dimmer switch and shifter lights that are out, there are bulbs in both. The shifter panel will be easier to check.
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What BT said about the lights being separate... I had a loose wire (illumination) behind my head unit and it caused a fuse to blow (panel under the drivers side dash) and while this fuse was out, my headunit wouldn't turn on, and my gauges (speed-o and SE-R oil pressure/mpg/volts) all didn't light up... but yet my a/c controls, shifter and key ring were on, lol... so weird how Nissan divided it horizontally.

Then this past weekend after I did the fog light mod (05-06's need this mod) to use my fogs w/just my parking lights I forgot to connect the wire that keeps my parking lights hooked up (red/blue wire on main plug) in the fuse box (under the hood). When these were out, I noticed my a/c controls and shifter were also not lit up... but my keyring still was... so they are connected somehow as well...

So if it's not a fuse, check bulbs (first suspect), then if still not working, if you did any electrical work lately, see if something is loose/not connected... also, check to make sure your parking lights are on or not... (FYI, all of my other lights, including blinkers still worked, ONLY parking lights did not come on)
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I klooked this morning and the key ring does in fact work. but its not jsut the lights in the dimmer switch its the entire switch not working. and all fuses are okay.
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Same thing with mine the other day, when the parking lights and A/C lights were out, the dimmer switch wasn't dimming anything either...
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all that works for me just not those two lights. parking lights work too
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all that works for me just not those two lights. parking lights work too
So it's just the shifter lights and dimmer switch?

That's odd... maybe they both share a ground somewhere and that is loose/disconnected?
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ill check that..but where to start!
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running lights dont work too!
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Did you check the fuses in the engine compartment?
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Fuse box behind passenger side headlight...that is where the fuse you are looking for is. There is a guide on the cover.
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Fuse box behind passenger side headlight...that is where the fuse you are looking for is. There is a guide on the cover.
Check this first OP... if blown, replace with good fuse... if not, let us know.
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ya i checked it last night right after my last post. found out it was the fuse under stop lights. thanks guys
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No problem, glad to hear you got it fixed!
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