SOLVED: 2006 Kia Sorento dash lights go off and on

Detail: Hit a bump and dash goes dark, press on the cruise button or roll the dash light dimmer switch and presto lights come back on. I believe the issue is in that area, as even tapping the dash near those items and the lights come back on. Hit another bump, lights out. Sometimes the overhead lights will flicker and pop on and off as well. Yesterday a new one, the headlights were on, when the switch was in the off position, working the headlight control would not turn them off. Drove it home and once parked they were working normally again. Thanks for any ideas.
Detail Question SOLVED: 2006 Kia Sorento dash lights go off and on

Solution: Sounds like the connection behind the instrument cluster is loose, i had a customer with the same problem only on a 2012 camry and it turned out to be the connection on the cluster. I just adjusted the tension on the connection by bending the contact pins a little. , Hi, a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck! , Check your fuses! If not check wirering at head light I had this problem after my husband ran mine thruogh a huge puddle. It was my fuses , The problem is the diode needs to be replaced. The dome light works in the "on" position, but does not work when any of the doors are opened. The diode itself is about half the size of a dime which you can buy from a kia dealer for less then $20. You don't have to disconnect the battery to do this. 1. Remove the kick panel which is right next to the foot rest on the drivers side and where the fuse box is located. You will have to pry open the door foot guard to get to the other screw for the kick panel. 2. right next to the fuses box there is a wiring harness wraped in black cloth like material or some type of harness cover, just peel it back or remove. You can feel the diode through the wrap. 3. the diode is in a sleeve like incasement or cover carefully pry open and slide the diode out. 4. replace diode with new one and your done.

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