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Took the R out today, turned 30k as I rolled out of the garage, 30150 when I rolled back in. The last few minutes of the drive I thought something was happening although I was tired as heck. I thought I heard the doors lock (or unlock) once and the next time I looked at the dash the odometer and gear indicator areas were dark. A minute later they were on and they went out again. I turned the dash dimmer switch and they were back on. Also I noticed as I pulled into the garage the vent selector switch the defroster icon was on like I had turned the knob to it but I had not? Earlier in the ride I did turn my lights on as it was raining but turned them off a few minutes later and I have never changed the ignition switch (but have the correct one to do so in my tool bag). Thoughts? Thanks
 

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Took the R out today, turned 30k as I rolled out of the garage, 30150 when I rolled back in. The last few minutes of the drive I thought something was happening although I was tired as heck. I thought I heard the doors lock (or unlock) once and the next time I looked at the dash the odometer and gear indicator areas were dark. A minute later they were on and they went out again. I turned the dash dimmer switch and they were back on. Also I noticed as I pulled into the garage the vent selector switch the defroster icon was on like I had turned the knob to it but I had not? Earlier in the ride I did turn my lights on as it was raining but turned them off a few minutes later and I have never changed the ignition switch (but have the correct one to do so in my tool bag). Thoughts? Thanks
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Be prepared, you're just likely to get a message from Dicktator to swap out your ignition switch. That would be my first guess.:wink2:
 

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What year is your R?
Profile says 2004.

I would start with the ignition switch and tighten the bolts in the fuse blocks to make sure all the connections ar snug.
 

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I wrote a response to help with your electrical problems. Some on blocked & deleted it all ready. Hate this page. People think that they don't smell?? Need help? send me a email at [email protected]. I have the answer to your problems
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Well, it kinda sounds like there was a "glitch" in your attempt to help the original poster. I can relate there are some oddities to making your posts/comments on this forum.

But, now you're hoping to help via a personal email from the OP. Would be nice, if one of you took the time to come back here and relate the outcome.:wink2:
 

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The sensor for sunlight for head lights is picking up the change in available light. Option the some people who have cars & trucks don't know it. Many times I have tried to get vehicles around me on the road to turn on head lights. They think that daytime lights are head lights? Yes & No. The tail lights do not come on with day time driving lights. Time to read owners manual & learn about your SSR.
 
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