hello, new to the forum. i have a 1963 series 62 convertible, dash lights not working and cannot figure this out. fuses are ok except for the power antenna, head light switch works assuming the exterior lights turn on. i checked a few of the plastic black sockets with a test light and there is no power so no use in replacing the bulbs.
As you probably know, the dash lights are on a dimmer controlled by turning the headlight switch knob. Make sure the knob is not turned all the way to the right. If that's not the problem, a bad headlight switch is one possibility. Also check the connector to the headlight switch.
ok i will give that try thank you
The dash lights are controlled by the headlight switch. If you have no dash lights, it is an internal problem with the switch.
You can test the wiring in the dash to verify the headlight switch is bad. Take a jumper wire and jump the red and gray wire to light up the dash lights. If the dash light come on, the switch is bad. Test in a dark garage or at night, as the dash lights are very dim.
I can repair your headlight switch for 75.00 plus return postage,
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the process started.