Fixed floor shift light - dash lights out now.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jamie, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    On my 1985 245 I had no floor shift light. I pulled the plastic cover
    off the shift to see 2 wires - 1 red and 1 red/white. The red/white
    was cut. I repaired this and the light came on. So, I reassembled
    everything and then tested - no light. Not only no more floor light -
    the dash lights went out.

    I checked the fuse panel (I never saw fuses like that before) - but
    the fuse for the dash/ rear fog lights checked out OK. I'm thinking I
    shorted something. Still - no floor lights and no dash lights.

    Any ideas?

    Second thing, probably unrelated - under the driver's dash panel in
    the upper right is a cluster of wires and a red wire is not connected
    to anything. Tomorrow I'll upload a photo. Just curious.

    Jamie, Feb 22, 2007
  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Jamie, Feb 22, 2007
  3. Jamie

    James Sweet Guest

    It sounds like you shorted something and burned out the dimmer rheostat,
    I did that on my dad's 240 a few years ago.

    That sounds like the tach wire, I'm assuming the car doesn't have a tach
    installed in the cluster?
    James Sweet, Feb 22, 2007
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Jamie, Feb 22, 2007
  5. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Nope, no tach.

    I'll pull the dash cover and see if I can fix.

    Jamie, Feb 22, 2007
  6. Jamie

    James Sweet Guest

    James Sweet, Feb 22, 2007
  7. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    You da man! I pulled the cover off the dash panel, saw the wires to
    the dimmer, reached underneath and unplugged those wires. I spliced
    the wires together and everything came on.

    Jamie, Feb 22, 2007
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