Electrical & Lights Radio/Heater backlight not working

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Dubstar, Tuesday 23rd Jul, 2019.

  1. Dubstar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hey guys, my radio/heater etc backlight has stopped working, and coincidentally the 'lights on' reminder chime....only noticed a moment ago...could it be a fuse, are they linked? thanks in advance :Smile:
  2. Dubstar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Update...fuse 26 (small light) continually blows) just wondering of 'small ligh' refers to the cluster rear light? :Frown:
  3. Craig830 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Craig Rothbury
    Have had the same issue on a previous car, and it was the wiring for the glovebox light worn through and shorting on the dash frame, causing the fuse to blow
  4. Dubstar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Craig, thanks so much for that! much appreciated...I'll give it a look, fingers crossed
  5. Dubstar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Still puzzled... Engine mgmt light on, green 'lights on' indicator failed, 'lights on' warning chime failed, radio/heater light console failed... Internal fuse board fuse 26 blows.... Help gratefully received

    PS there isn't an light in the glovebox to fail Craig. Thanks
  6. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Short in the cluster perhaps? That sounds odd.

    Can you get the EML read?
  7. Craig830 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Craig Rothbury
    Yes there is
    Yes there is IMG_20190802_123208.
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  8. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Well, you never stop learning! I have 2 and never noticed....
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  9. Smokingman Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    United Kingdom John LN5
    Fuse 26 provides the following items with power.

    2610 ALT BLURight taillight, Left taillight, Right license plate light, Left license plate light, Audio remote switch light, Sunroof switch light, Hazard warning switch light, Climate control unit light, Navigation unit light, Navigation display unit light, Audio unit light, Gauge assembly light, Glove box light, Right front parking light, Left front parking light, Power window master switch light, VSA off switch light, Power mirror switch light, Ashtray light

    Hope it helps.