I need help with why my dash lights and tail lights are n...

I need help with why my dash lights and tail lights are not working Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection? I didnt check the bulbs but i replaced any fuse that has anything to d...

I need help with why my dash lights and tail lights are not working Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection? I didnt check the bulbs but i replaced any fuse that has anything to do with them both Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 1984 Buick Riviera Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Riviera yourself? What have you tried so far? Im trying to see if i can fix it myself

Automotive Expert
hello and welcome to JustAnswer, my name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* I will try to help you, on this issue due to the age of the car tents to build corrosion on the connectors, so I recommend to check them and clean them as necessary.

I see i was just hoping it was a fuse issueThe dash and tailights do not turn onTail only turns on when i brake
Automotive Expert
a fuse is another possibility, usually there are under the driver side by the kick panel, you should check fuses and connectors first.

How do i check the connectors?
Automotive Expert
you will have to disconnect them to check them inside to see if they have corrosion.

Ive replaced almost all of them already and still no luck, the metal brass isn't corroded on any of the fuses ive pulled
Automotive Expert
have you check if your getting power to the dash and tail lights?

How would i do that? And also how long can you text? I have work soon so if i texted this number tomorrow would it still be the same person?
Automotive Expert
you will need a test light, you will have to check the wires to the dash and tai light with the key on and lights on you need to pinch the wires to see if your are getting power to it. and yes you can txt tomorrow.

Where are those wires easily accessible the most? I have a test light but i couldn't seem to find a good ground connection, but its "battery operated" so i might've bought the wrong one
Automotive Expert
the tail light should not be that complicated, but you will have to remove both and test them. without unplug them.

Both of the taillights?
Automotive Expert
yes and the dash as well. you will have to check the wires on the back.

Im also taking the buick to a shop in 2 days is that a good move?
Automotive Expert
honestly this kind of test are not easy, so yeah that should be a good move.

Sounds good, how many hours do you think it will take for them to fix it?
Automotive Expert
that would be hard to tell because electrical issues don't really have a time, the best ting you can do is asking the foe a quote before they star on the car so you can have an idea.

They said 110 an hour I believe thats all i inowKnow\*
Automotive Expert
yes but for a diagnostic! a set price!

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