98 Accord dash lights out

My dash lights and visor lights are out...the fuse is fine. Also, the car locks up when the key is in the ignition. That's a real problem...been
locked out twice now. Didn't use to do that stuff. ???
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On 3/16/07 8:56 AM, in article ZlxKh.11072$ snipped-for-privacy@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca, "WaveSurfer"

You get out of the car leaving the key in the ignition? Why?
Intermittent problems like this many times end up being a bad ground. If you can get your hands on a service manual (helminc.com) for it, trace the grounds used by the door locks and dash lights. What you will probably find is rust or corrosion at the point where the wires are screwed to the car body.
For the dash lights, check also the tail light fuse. You might also try replacing the battery in the door lock remote.
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