I have a 97 Toyota Corolla that runs like a dream. I was having some problems with my radio (sounded like a loose speaker wire) and so i was jiggling around on that mess when my dash/shifter/AC lights all went off. I'm 90% sure it has to do with the wiring harness' orange dash/illumination wire (orange). The bulbs are fine, and if I wire the orange to the radio's power wires the interior lights come right back on (albeit, then I can't get them off).
Could this be a fuse issue? I don't recall the orange wire being connected to anything when I installed the radio (I think it was just taped up, and most of the tape was sloughing off after so many years); would it be possible the orange wire hit another wire/the frame and tripped something? Has anyone had anything like this happen before? Thanks in advance.