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    Question Dashboard troubles

    Hey everyone, recently i had to replace my heater control valve due to breaking those two plastic hose connecters, and in doing so i removed the dashboard after spending hours trying to get a stripped nut out. After successfully replacing the heater control valve, i was in the process of putting the dashboard back in the car. That's where i ran into a few problems; my hazard light is finicky and keeps the battery light on after i press the switch ( wasnt like this before ). Im not sure if its the switch, or something else behind the scenes. The other thing is, i have one grey thin wire that i cant figure out where it goes. I heard it might belong to the recirculation switch, or something related. I'll post a picture of it. Last but not least, none of my lights for the fascia turn on. They worked before i put the dashboard back in, but now they don't. I took a quick video of what i am talking about. and please excuse the led zeppelin in the back.

    Picture of the wire:



    Your thoughts would be appreciated!

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    Fixed the bulb problem. Just need to fix the hazard switch, and figure out where that gray connector go.

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    Hear my Saab a comin' nuclear944's Avatar
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    I've had these problems randomly come up. Usually it's corrosion in the contacts or a ground somewhere. Wiggling in the connector straps at the back of the instrument cluster usually works.
    Keep in mind that a lot of connectors remain unused if your car is lacking a certain option or feature. I don't recall seeing that gray connector in my car.

    Make sure you haven't installed the connector for the hazard switch backwards.

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    Okay, I'll check them out, and maybe get my hands on a replacement switch. I've asked others about the connector, and they say the same thing. I didn't think you can install the switch backwards, they have different size grooves on each side.

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    Jose Luis
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    that gray wire connector is for the illumination of the green ring cigarrete lighter.

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