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Old 04-28-2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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05 Stock Ground Locations? (No dash lights)

I have an '05. The dash lights do not work. The ones for the cluster, the HVAC controls, or the shifter are all not working. The needles on the cluster do illuminate as well as the dummy lights, but the back lights do not. I've checked all fuses they are all good(checked with circuit tester on both sides of each fuse with car running to make sure power was flowing through them).

Now Im trying to locate all ground points on the vehicle. So far I have found the two main grounds directly off the battery(one goes to engine block and the other to the drivers inner fender, I found the one on the passenger side of the vehicle from the motor mount to the passenger inner fender(or frame more likely), and I found the point under the dash to the right of the fuse block in the center. I checked continuity through all of these with a multimeter and went ahead and unfastened and wire brushed all the ground points under the hood that I found since they looked a bit dirty.

Im now trying to locate all other factory ground points on the vehicle so I can check them. I dont really want to dismantle the vehicle in search of them all. A diagram or something would be incredibly appreciated.

And btw the battery is good 12v not running, 14v running with lights on.

My vehicle didnt have the owners manual with it and I have yet to order one. So I have no support documents to refer to. Any information or resources you're willing to share would be of great help and value to me. Thank you.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:16 PM   #2
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Many times it is just a loose main connector on the back of the panel. There are many threads on this topic.
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