I was driving home today and started to hear a light buzzing sound by my dashboard (like a light bulb was about to go out)--I ignored it though. But when I got back in my car tonight, I turned on my car and headlights on and then saw that my dashboard 'blacklight' was no longer working--the mileage, gear, maintenance, needle, etc lights were working fine, but the actual background (i.e. where the speedometer is located) was not lit up (it usually lights up aqua blue). I am pretty sure a fuse went out ...but I am wondering about the possibility of the dashboard lights burning out. If it is the fuse, which ones could be the problem? If it is the dashboard bulbs, how do I replace them? UPDATE: When I got the car, it had custom gauge faceplates installed--I looked online today and saw that they are "Alfa Otto Gauge Faces: White Reverse Glow Gauge." This kit apparently does not need bulbs. So the issue could now deal with the wires for the kit (faceplates/switch/dimmer)...has anyone had this issue with this kit? Thanks so much for your time and possible solution, SouthernOR
Dashboard Blacklight on 2002 Nissan Maxima
by SouthernOR in Medford, OR on August 13, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor , May 17, 2011
No idea about custom guages, but best bet would be sourcing a used instrument cluster from a junk / salvage yard. Your Nissan dealer could update the cluster to match the milage.