tail lights and instrument panel lights both went out at the same time on 1998 Oldsmobile 88

tail lights and instrument panel lights both went out at the same time. Also, a warning chime comes on when door is opened with engine off.

by in Littleton, CO on February 18, 2011
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by on February 19, 2011
The tail lamps and instrument lights are on the same fuse. Look at the fuse panel for a blown fuse.
COMMENT by on February 21, 2011
Thanks very much for your reply. However, their are three fuse panels in the car (two inside and one under the hood) and none of them has a fuse for the tail lights or instrumental panel light. Also, the listing of the fuses in each of them from the owners manual shows no fuses for either the tail lights or instrumental panel light. I also tried replacing the headlight switch (which controls the tail lights) and this did not solve the problem. Any other ideas????
COMMENT by on March 07, 2011
Had the same problem begin today on my Olds van. Have you found a solution? I would appreciate any help you could offer. Try fuse #37 under the hood. It's the one! Thanks, David