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1998 Nissan 200sx dashboard doesn't illuminate

When I turn on the headlights - the headlights go on - but dashboard doesn't illuminate and the radio light goes from being on (when the lights are out) to turning off (when the lights are on). Also, the gear shift light in between front seats does not illuminate either. What is going on? Fuse problem? I have no dashboard lights on my 1998 Nissan 200sx. When I turn the headlights on, there are no dashboard lights, no radio lights, basically any lights controlled by the roller dimmer switch. Is this a problem with the switch itself or a relay? It's getting to be pretty annoying.

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Replace the dimmer switch

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Replace the headlight switch

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