Instument panel lights out

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KevW
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Instument panel lights out

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Just wondered if anyone has come across this problem before.

The bulb in my oil pressure gauge had failed which I established by swapping the bulb with one from an adjacent instrument. I turned the lights off, fitted a new bulb and switched the lights back on to find all of the instrument bulbs were out. I immediately assumed I'd blown the 2A fuse, even though it didn't look blown, so tried a couple of new fuses to no avail. I still don't have any instrument lights. The exterior side and headlamps are still working fine.

I'd be grateful if anyone has any ideas
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Re: Instument panel lights out

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Turn the rheostat up?

Panel illumination fuse 9 is 4 amps not 2. Have you got correct fuse? Fuse 8 is 2 amps for rh side lights
Umm! What to do next?

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Check the new bulb to see if its 12v and not 24v. I had one once that was 24v in a 12v box and it dimmed all the other bulbs on that circiut.
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Re: Instument panel lights out

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Thanks for your help chaps, all OK again.

I had replaced fuse no.13 "Instruments" and not fuse no.9 "Panel Lamps". Fuse no.9 was blown.

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