Cluster lights dead but hazard lights on. Two days ago, the problem
went away. Yesterday it came back. I checked every exterior bulb
visually, w/o removing them, and they all look completely normal.
Would it make sense to pull the cluster or all the bulbs as the next step?
My first approach when I encounter this exasperating problem is to
look for a loose ground wire somewhere, expecially behind the dash.
Next, I disconnect and reconnect (several times) every connector
that might have anything to so with the cluster, and apply some
insulating grease to the connector pins before the final reconnection
(This usually fixes the problem but I do the ground search first
because it's quicker). Then I look for shorted or ungrounded
external bulb sockets or filaments, a bad light switch, a bad flasher,
a bad multifunction switch, or anything else I can imagine as the
problem before I take out the cluster.
I hate to take out the cluster because is time-consuming and
because the problem is often not in the cluster - it is in something
I overlooked during my previous examinations.