Dash lights off when headlights are on


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Nov 8, 2007
The backlights in the dash work fine all day long. But, when I turn on the headlights the backlights in the dash go off. This is a 4cyl/V8 swap 93coupe. I haven't had any alarming wiring problems or anything. Point me in the right direction to start looking for a problem please.
This might be related but I doubt it: my tach doesn't go below 2500--I don't think it is accurate after 2500 either.

Thanks for any help.
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I will check the dimmer switch. I hope you're right. I have already checked the headlight switch and the multi function for functionality and loose wires, burnt connectors, etc. I'll find a dimmer