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Check Engine, Air Bag, and Seat Belt Lights not Working

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I am new to the forum (joined today) and just bought a 1999 Boxster, 5 Speed, 2.5 US. The description of my problem is this. When ignition is switched on dash warning lights illuminate except Check engine, air bag, and seat belt. While I would be concerned if the warning lights are on when ignition is powered and I would see flashing or staying on detecting a problem, I have more worries that there is no illumination what so ever. Where do I start to investigate these non-illuminated warning lights?

This is a wonderful forum. Thanks, in advance, for all who respond to my post.


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When you first insert the key and turn on the ignition all the dash lights should illuminate. Its a feature thats designed as a bulb test to let you know if you have any burnt out bulbs. You can remove the cluster and swap some bulbs around and see if the problem moves around. Its almost guaranteed to be some burnt out bulbs. You should be able to get them from the dealer for under 10 bucks a pop.

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Thanks for the info. I have been told the cluster removal is diffcult. Are there any diagrams available on this forum or is there a simple way of doing this task you can tell me about?


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