2012 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4
Dashboard won't light up

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lydia
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Sep 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
Hi everyone, I hope someone out there can help! I have a vauxhall meriva, 62 reg. It hasn't done an awful lot of miles, but had a new battery fitted at the beginning of this year as the old one wasn't holding any charge. I took it out for a run regularly so it didn't die again on me but over the last couple of weeks wasn't able to get it out. When Icame to start it up, it wouldn't start, so we jump started it from the other car and everything went fine, except the speedo and rev dial and my little screen displaying mileage etc now wont light up ! The needles are moving when the car is driving so as long as it's daytime I can see what speed I'm doing, i just can't see a thing once it goes dark, unless I driv past a lampost and get a bit of light! Everything else is ok, headlights , radio, etc, just these displays on the dashboard....I asked an RAC man and he said he's never seen this before ! Any ideas before I take it to an auto electricans and get ripped off!!?

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Meriva
Variant: 1.4
Model Year: 2012
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Sep 16, 2020 (1 week ago)
Sure you haven't accidently turned the panel light dimmer switch off ?
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lydia
Driver
1 points

Sep 17, 2020 (1 week ago)
Hahaha! Yes, thst was the first thing i checked! and the RAC man had a mess about with that too.
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Sep 17, 2020 (1 week ago)
Check the fuses for the display ,

Instrument panel fuse box

The fuse box is behind the storage compartment in the instrument panel. Open compartment, compress the locking tabs, fold compartment down and remove.

In right-hand drive vehicles, the fuse box is located behind a cover in the glovebox. Open the glovebox, pull cover upwards and remove.

Number Circuit
1 Radio
2 Display, instrument, telephone
3 Radio
4 Ignition switch, immobiliser
5 Windscreen washer, rear screen washer
6 Central locking system, tailgate
7 Central locking system
8 Display, instrument, telephone
9 Heated steering wheel
10 Rear left door unlocking
11 Rear right door unlocking
12 Courtesy light
13 Rain sensor, interior mirror, outside mirrors
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lydia
Driver
1 points

Sep 18, 2020 (1 week ago)
Wow, ok thanks I will try that and see how it goes....I'll keep you posted! Thanks again :)
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