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Q: Dashboard lights out.

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The lights in the dashboard are not lighting up.

Hello, The backlighting of the gages failing is a known concern. The repair is to replace the cluster with an updated unit per TSB 07-08-49-029A. Being that the instrument cluster is a coded part you should visit a dealer to have the repair performed.

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