From your profile, I assume you have a '56.....On a '56 there is a 3 Amp fuse, located in the rear, on bottom for the dash lights....If that is good, it could be the rheostat that controls the brightness of the lights....Pull the switch out to the first detent.....Then turn it CW and CCW to see if you can get the lights to turn on....If the dash lights still don't come on, check for +12V on the gray wire of the H/L switch, when you pull it to the first detent.
Check to see if the fuse blew as soon as you turned the lights on after replaceing the fuse. If the fuse isn't blown, plug the gray-instrument wire into the open terminal next to the black-tail light wire on the switch and see if you don't have dash lights on, full bright.
after further inspection i found that the wire for the dash light(grey) wasnt hooked up in the worng place, and that another grey wire was hooked up there instead:confused0006:. I hooked up the dash wire where it should be but only the gear selector lights up, not the rest of the dash and im not sure if thats normal or not. What im also wondering is where that other wire goes to(it was with the cluster of wires that went to the light switch):confused0024:. i left it unhooked but all the lights still work.. hmmmm
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