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    If you have a meter or a test lamp, check for voltage on the grey/black wire at the back of the dimmer switch with the lights switched on. If ok check the grey/red wire with the dimmer full up.
    If you don't have a meter etc. you could take a wire from a known live (battery +ve and touch it on the grey/red wire at the back of one of the items that isn't lighting up (e.g. fag lighter, hazard switch, window switch. See what lights up and what doesn't and that will narrow down where the problem lies.
     
     

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    Just picking up on this thread,interior lights not working,buzzer not working,rear number plate light not working,all fuses seem ok,just cannot work this one out??? car i s50 m coupe,any help would be great.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwoffa View Post
    Just picking up on this thread,interior lights not working,buzzer not working,rear number plate light not working,all fuses seem ok,just cannot work this one out??? car i s50 m coupe,any help would be great.
    z3m,interior dash lights not working???


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Hi,
    The fault was 2 wires under the centre console near the ashtray being trapped, wearing bare and shorting the circuit. So when I replaced the headlight switch, as soon as I turned the key it ruined that one too.
    Replaced the worn wires, fitted new switch and now it all works.
    One word of warning though, I was quoted £10 at best and £65 at worst for 2nd-hand switches from different scrappers. Bought a brand new one from the dealers in the end though, for £29! So I dunno where that tosspiece got the £65 price tag for a used one from. Just watch out yeah. People will rip you off if you're not careful.

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    Thanks for the Information Same thing has happened on mine, any how my Dimmer switch has not been blown
     
     

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