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Old 06-13-2003, 08:26 AM
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1969 camaro dash lights out

Hello all, I have a 1969 camaro Z28 that is mostly all original. The problem that I am having is that I have no dash lights. The fuse is good. The ground straps are connected the only thing that's not connected is the lighter but I didn't think that would make a difference. The light in the heater control unit functions. I read in the chiltons manual about something called an instrument regulator. Could this be the problem? If this is what is it then where is it and what does it look like. If you don't think that's the issue what could it be? Any help would be appreciated.
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If the heater controll panel lights are working then the circuit is working,as all dash lights are on one circuit (one wire) check the bulbs, and the ground strap. The heater and cluster are grounded seperately Good Luck;
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Thanks for your help. I have replaced both bulbs and there doesn't seem to be any loose wires. Where would the ground strap be and where is it attached. Can I install a new ground strap? And where would I attach it? Thanks again.

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Sorry, Imeant to say ground wire not strap.
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I am looking at a 1969 Camaro Factory Assembly Manual. It shows a ground for the Light Switch located directly below the Light Switch. It is shown as a seperate wire out of the harness and is grounded to the same bolt as the horn. Does your horn work?
Besides the Factory Assembly Manual, another great reference book is "The 1969 Camaro Reference Book" by John Hooper(J&D Publications)
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Daveh;

Sorry I took so long, Had a funeral to go to today. On the 69 dash, the ground for the lights is a wire pig tail from the switch,
a screw goes in the bottom of the dash just below the switch and attaches the other end to ground ,the wipers also ground here. I`m going to try to send a diagram. Good Luck to us both;lol

Well that didn`t work; will try again.
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You guys are great. I will check it out tonight. I really appreciate your help.
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