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Old June 1st, 2012, 03:07 AM
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[QUOTE=PaulMc;351552]It's a 'dimmer' with only two settings - ON or OFF /QUOTE]

On my truck, the two settings were "OFF" and "MAYBE"
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Hey at least he has an option. My switch is soldered in the on position.
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So I found the switch on my NAS 90...when I put the headlights on I DO have my dimly lit instruments. Hitting that switch does nothing (ie doesn't put it into a "bright" mode).

So...does that mean the switch is fried/shot? Is that what folks are seeing?

Just don't want to order a new switch and spend the $$$ if there's another issue I'm overlooking.
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change the bulbs in the instruments to LED's or upgrade to VDO guages ...
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At one point I saw instructions on how to "hot-wire" the wiring harness for the switch to force the brighter setting (as I believe it defaults to "dim" when broken/unplugged)

Anyone here have that info/link...did a search and could not find it...
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So I found the switch on my NAS 90...when I put the headlights on I DO have my dimly lit instruments. Hitting that switch does nothing (ie doesn't put it into a "bright" mode).

So...does that mean the switch is fried/shot? Is that what folks are seeing?

Just don't want to order a new switch and spend the $$$ if there's another issue I'm overlooking.
Just be happy you have dash lights, and move on.
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Or go to any autoparts store and get a $10 generic rotary dimming switch that lets you choose the brightness level like every other vehicle in the world...
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Wow, you are willing to take on the self appointed keepers of the brand over a $10 savings? Crazy man!
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is that a fact!
There's a 75% chance that even this statistic is 100% made up.
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There's a 75% chance that even this statistic is 100% made up.
The doctors say his chances are 50/50... but there's only a 10% chance of that.
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