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Old 10-07-2015, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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I check every fuse I could think of and still no luck. I got the dimmer switch which will hopefully fix it...

If there are any other fuses I should try please let me know.

Just for clarification here is my current issue:

The Nighttime Dash lights don't work, the radio works fine, but the backlights for the buttons to change stations don't light up and the backlights on the A/C and Heating below the radio don't light up either. However if I push the defogger (or other similar buttons) that cause a light to come on, then that little light will function normally.
Lastly, the backlights on the shifter (P/R/N/D/2/3) also don't light up.
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:24 AM
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I don't think I can help with anything else, but I'm pretty sure the shifter doesn't have a backlight.


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Shifter does have one.

Sounds like a bad dimmer to me - or related to it, at least.

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WAT.

I don't think mine has ever worked! Well, great. Now I gotta go about figuring out how to make it work...


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Yeah - how else would you see what gear you put it into at night without it?

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Um, counting? lol
3 clicks to drive. Or I guess you could turn on the dome light if you needed to.

Still, if it's not one of those things that Chevy removed, then I kinda want to put an LED in there.


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Well I replaced the dimmer and everything is still the same. I did notice that my passenger light doesn't come on when un/locking my car with the remote. It used to though. So is there a fuse for that situation? I just switched around the fuses for hi and low beams on that side and got nowhere.
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Ok, got some new info on this over the last day or so.

As I was leaving the house tonight for work my wife called me and said my taillights were out. My brake lights work though. Not sure if my smaller rear light on the side work. My back blinkers work I know.

What fuses should I look at for an 07 Cobalt in this situation?

Fuse Box under Hood

Fuse Box under console

At this point I'm praying it's just a fuse I haven't checked yet. I'll recheck any fuse you guys think could be the issue.
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Remember my post#9? I bet you both bulbs are burnt!!!




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Check if your license plate bulb comes on it's on the same circuit.

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