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dash light go out

OK here we go. I have the ol 83 burb, 4x4, 6.2 with lighting issues. I have just purchased it recently so i am unaware if it is a ongoing problem. Problem did not arise until about two weeks after I got it. When you pull the headlight switch the lights come on, dash lights stay off, and the gauges all pegg out one way or the other. Turn it off and all goes back to normal. I replaced the switch and they worked for about 10 minutes and happened again. Thought it might be a grounding issue on the switch and tested the ground with a test light--all ok. pulled the flasher---still a problem, unplugged the dimmer switch---still a problem. The heater and 4x4 lights still work but the other dash lights go out. Also when it does this the bright light indicator comes on when the lights are not on bright---turn them on bright and the bright indicator goes out. I have not wired up anything funky on it and cant seem to find anything that was wired funky in the past. Oh when this happens a buzzer goes off for about 30 seconds (sounds like the seat belt buzzer but not not as loud). All the following still work fine---heater, radio, turn signals, interior lights, power outlet. Any help would be great. Thanks Bryan

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I am no expert, but that almost sounds like a main dash ground or maybe a body ground strap is broken or not making good contact.
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maybe a loose gound, but as i always say, check your fuses haha

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maybe a loose gound, but as i always say, check your fuses haha
deffinatly check your fuses, my dad drove around in his 94 gmc for like 6 months with no dash lights because he didnt check the fuses, he thought it was the cluster. so yea, check your fuses

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All the fuses are good, that was one of the first things I checked. All the other lights work fine the the gauge lights themselves. All the gauges get wacked out also. I replaced the switch and they worked for about ten minutes and id it again. Which also led me away from the fuses. I have pulled the light switch again and used a jumper to jump power to indv. wires and the same thing happens when I apply power to the heaglight wire.

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