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dashboard lights go off when headlights come on

dashboard lights go off when headlights come on

Postby paulberard [OP] » Jun 10 2021, 4:20pm

hey guys just bought a 2013 silverado, great truck but some typical gm electric problems. when DRL lights come on everything is normal but when the sun goes down and headlights all come on my green dashboard lights go out but the rest still works, i also notice that the lights flicker fast when i apply the brakes when you hear the switch click, i have led taillights that im taking off that everything works except the running light on the driver side, has anyone ever have this problem? ive heard about headlight switches doing this and even led lights causing this, any help would be appreciated thanks
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Re: dashboard lights go off when headlights come on

Postby Chevy-SS » Jun 10 2021, 5:22pm

You mention multiple elec issues, which always leads me to suspect bad connections somewhere. It is typically a grounding problem when multiple issues are coming into play. I would start by checking/cleaning all the grounds, and I mean clean them good, like new. If the cables or connectors are rusted at all, I would replace with new parts. Make sure it's all clean and tight, done right.

Since you mention some lighting mods, I would carefully inspect all wiring and fuses for shoddy workmanship. If you see something amiss, fix it or eliminate it, put it back to stock.

If no joy, I would then try replacing all LED lights back to stock.

Then if still no joy, I would replace the headlight switch.

Hope this helps. Kindly post the solution. It should be relatively easy fix.
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Re: dashboard lights go off when headlights come on

Postby mikew » Jun 10 2021, 7:15pm

Dimmer switch turned all the way down?
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Re: dashboard lights go off when headlights come on

Postby paulberard [OP] » Jun 10 2021, 7:16pm

no doesnt matter what i do with the dimmer switch it’s completely dark, only works with the daytime running lights, when the nightime driving lights come on is when it stays dark and doesnt light up green
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