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post #21 of 71 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 07:27 AM
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I have a 96 RMW Limited and started experiencing a problem with the dash lights not coming on when the twilight sentinel turned the headlights on. After reading the previous posts, I checked the Twilight Sentinel module in the passenger side kick panel and sure enough, there was a break in one of the solder joints. I resoldered it and everything works fine now. Thanks for the great write-up about this problem.

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post #22 of 71 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 09:15 PM
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Can somebody please take a picture of this da&$ module because I'm looking everywhere and can't find it. I feel so stupid that I can't and it's prolly going to be what I was looking at the whole time. Lol.
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in my '96 SS it was behind carpeted kick panel to the right of passengers foot area. Remove that black plastic (wide, about 2 feet across?) cover from under glovebox CAREFULLY- little tabs press in and then it will come down and out. Then the carpeted triangular side piece -again CAREFULLY wiggle it forward, up and out off the tabs. Then look for a plastic covered (whitish color, I think) module about the size of a big bar of soap or oversized cig pack. Unplug it. Gently press the tabs and slide the soldered board out.......I'd rather not rip mine out again to snap a pic, so hopefully you'll find it.

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If you have a 94-96 B-body it's behind the Right kick panel else the early ones are above the steering column. Same color whiteish box.

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Thanks everybody. Found it and fix the crack. Now it works like a champ. And my flashers on my instrument panel work all of the sudden. Weird. I dint know if T/S had anything to do with it but it works now. Oh well. Lol
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Resoldered some suspected joints and POOF! Now my dash lights work with the TS. Thanx this post was really helpful


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Just to be completely sure, since im still not, and this is probably a stupid question...Are all of the lights supposed to come on automatically or just the headlamps? mine just dose the headlamps, and if thats not right, id love to do this fix. Thank you to who ever answers my completely stupid question lol.
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All lights.... do the fix.

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Ok, I have pulled my module out, and I can see no soldering issues with it at all, I attached a picture of each side of it. Actually I have found one failure point. I will fix it, and let you know how it goes!
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IT WORKS!!! I have mended it, thank you to GoldSSWagon, who gave me a direct answer like I was looking for, and thank you to the person who made this thread. Now on to fixing my Opera Lamp.
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