No dash lights 100's Cruiser 2006 105 model

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 13:31
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Hi all, coming home last night and we lost dash lights and low fuel warning lights all else works and all fuses test ok, can anyone out there shed some light on this subject regards Alan WA.

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Reply By: Tenpounder (SA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 13:51

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 13:51
I assume you checked the instrument light rheostat? Oops!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:10

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:10
did you check fuses in all 3 fuse boxes? theres one onder the bonnet, 1 on drivers side kick panel (you have to take kick panel off to find it,) and there is one on the passenger side as well (you have to take that kick panel off as well)
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:28

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:28
Chris what in laymans terms is a rheostat

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Follow Up By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:29

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:29
All fuse boxes checked out fine.

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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:58

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:58
The instrument light dimmer switch?

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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 15:00

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 15:00
Alan. I have to confess I am a Prado owner, not a 'real' LC owner! but, on my vehicle, there's a roller type 'switch' on the dash below the gauges, that controls the brightness of the instruments. Mine is just below the ignition switch, and its not impossible (I've done it) to accidentally roll the control to the off position. Others may call it a potentiometer, but I called it a rheostat: call it what you like, it's basically a 'volume control'.
Does this help? I can send you a photo of mine if it will help.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 15:07

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 15:07
Chris, you were right to call it a rheostat or a variable resistor. A potentiometer is similar but performs a different function.

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Follow Up By: bushy04 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:44

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 17:44
Just fixed the same type of problem. Checked out ok however
the fuse was not blow but had cracked the element on one side.
My local auto elec has found this before with cheap fuses.
So would think that you might pay to change your tail /dash light fuse.

Regards Bushy.
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:12

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 14:12
low fuel light may pick up the same ign feed as the water in filter light. dash lights are battery fed
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Reply By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:48

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:48
HI all thanks for your help we tracked it down to the dimmer switch or the new name that I learnt today reostat so back in business but stillchasing the cause of the low fuel light not operating thanks again to all our members regards Alan Crane.

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 22:31

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 22:31
So...was it the dimmer switch at fault...or the operator of the dimmer switch.?
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Reply By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 23:28

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 23:28
NO its not the operator it was the switch is quite common acording to my sparky regards Alan.

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Reply By: kiwicol1 - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 20:41

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 20:41
On the same subject, mate was coming up the Gillies Range in a 07 100series, and everythibg stopped lights, motor, the lot. Turned out the alt was stuffed but no light had come on to warn him. Toyota fitted new alt and away he went. With in a week the same thing happened, everything stopped, back to Toyota, alt checked out all right, but when the first alt went it blew a fuse, which was the warning light, and the charge to the battery. New fuse and now all is good.

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