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How to Check Your Dash Lights

by Mark Blocker; Updated September 18, 2017

Checking dash lights in a car involves turning the dash lights on, finding the dimmer control, dimming the lights low and brightening them up again to determine if any lights are burnt out. Wait until dark to check the dash lights to get a better view with automotive advice from an ASE-certified master mechanic in this free video on car maintenance.

About the Author

At the age of 10, Mark Blocker started working with his father, uncle and grandfather in residential carpentry, repair addition and new home construction. He is experienced in all phases of construction including surveying, foundation layout, concrete forms and finishing, framing, drywall, tape and texture, plumbing, electrical, appliance installation and repair, heating and cooling systems, window and door insulation, and siding and roofing. He is also skilled in master finish carpentry and works with custom cabinets, custom trim, crown moldings, laminate and marble counter tops, along with rock and tile installation. Blocker has worked as an experienced safety site coordinator for major industrial building projects with a vast knowledge of building codes and as a certified home inspector with more than 30 years of experience.

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