Q: Cockpit lights and blinker not working

asked by on January 20, 2016

The light bulbs are out in the cockpit of the car and the blinker does not work. I also detect the smell of gasoline in the car.

You likely have an electrical issue which may or may not be related to the fuel smell. Please do not drive this vehicle with both issues you have described. Have your vehicle inspected for the smell immediately. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you in diagnosis and repair.

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