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Q: I have a problem with my instrument cluster back lighting.

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Cluster gauge not working. 2002 Hyundai accent. Had car for about 2 months. Got it with only 10,000 miles on it. Checked fuses, changed light bulbs (2) thought it was that but for what I hear it's a totally different. I've looked at wires for what I can get to. Pulled out dashboard. I'm clueless and even my mechanic has no clue. Please help. It turns on after 15-20 mins of driving. And even when I'm parked it turns on and off through 15mins of sitting as well. But it won't work right off as soon as I turn on lights. Like I said I know nothing easier for an email back and forth so you can ask me questions. I suck at explaining!

Thanks in advance Bmw21236@gmail.com

My car has 11000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: There is a function on your vehicle where y...

There is a function on your vehicle where you can change the intensity of the backlight on the instrument cluster. There may be a problem in the circuit at the rheostat that controls the dimming of the backlighting or the voltage regulator along the circuit. A problem here would cause similar symptoms to yours. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out for a closer look at your malfunctioning instrument cluster and offer a more personal diagnosis.

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