Tail & Dash lights not working


Asked by Mar 01, 2016 at 09:22 AM about the 2007 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi everyone , I'm hoping someone can help me here.I have a 2010 ford
bantam 1.3i base model.Theres no option to select 2010 model so i'm
putting that info here. Last night while driving home , my dash lights
suddenly went out.I just checked again a few minutes ago and they still
dont come on.My tail lights also dont come on.My reverse lights and head
lights and hazard(emergency) lights all work.I checked the fuses and
double checked them , all are fine.Any idea on what could be the problem ?
Thanks to all in advance..Ajay

14 Answers


May be cables problem which will be hard to find. Another thing I would check is the fuse on the battery positive cable.I'm not sure if this car has it but I would assume it does. I had similar problem on Toyota, where half of the electrical stuff was working and half was not and the car was starting just fine.

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thanks for your reply.I checked the positive cable from the battery.there is something there , its not a fuse ,but everything looks fine.It looks like a 3-pin kind of switch.I'm just worried that without tail lights in the night , it will be difficult for other drivers to see me at night , and that may cause an accident.hopefully we can get it sorted out soon..thanks again for your help.

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Just another question if you can help please.How many fuse boxes does the bantam have ? I was looking under the passenger side of the dash board and there is a box ,not sure if its a fuse box or something else. but i cant get to it.Is there more than one fuse box ?Please help...

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Hey everyone.Some feedback on the problem. i replaced all the fuses except 1 , that the shop didnt have.and then i replaced the combination switch.Armstrong had for R3349:32 , I called a local spare shop and got the switch and all the fuses for just under R600:00 .Fitted it on and everything is working great.Just remember to put the relay from the old switch onto the new one for the hazard lights.

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Hi. I have a similar problem but difference is that it only happens for a short few seconds while driving so I haven't really noticed the tail lights but the dash lights and sticks all die at once and come back to life again. please tell me where the combination switch is located

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Hi , the combination switch is located on top of the steering column.Open the covers behind the steering (above and below)with a small star screwdriver , there should be 4 screws in total.Then you need a stubby star screwdriver to open the screw on top of the combination switch.remember to unplug the wires first on both the left and right sides.the combination switch will just lift up without any problem.i have attached a picture of the switch so you can see what it looks like.It is the complete unit , not just the arms.

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Hi I am having the same problem. where did you buy the switch from ??? Midas does not stock


Hi Josh , depending on where you live , you can get from most spare shops.I bought from one in Pinetown , a few shops had the part , but different prices.Otherwise , i saw there's people on Gumtree , Junkmail and OLX that have for sale.

I have the same problem also 1.3i...checked all fuses...could it also be that combination switch don't want to buy one and then it's not the problem. .

I'm having the same problem was it definitely the combination switch

had exactly the same problem with my bantam, tail lights and dash lights were out... took off the unit mentioned above and blasted the crap out of it with Q20, put it back, now everything is working again, must be contacts inside the unit that picks up dirt. thanks for the advise ajay... hope my advise can save someone R600 .


Thats awesome !! I'm glad you didnt have to buy a brand new switch , since the one in your Bantam was original .i thought about spraying it with something like that , but was worried that it would affect the switch itself.The board was sticky when i took it apart , so i cleaned and put it back , but still no good.And R600 is for a "pirate "part , I called Armstrong and they were over R2000 , and as much as i prefer original parts , i definitely couldnt afford that much for a switch.So i'm glad you managed to sort it out without buying a brand new switch, I'm sure you're advise will help.

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Hi it is only my tail lights not working. I replaced the brake light pedal switch, and looked at the light bulbs, as well as the fuses. Everything looks fine, but my brake lights aren't working. Any other ideas of where to have a look.

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