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Old 08-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default gauge cluster doesn't work - only speedo

the other day, the gauge cluster hood cracked, so i took out the gauge cluster hood.
while i was in there, i wanted to take a look at the cluster itself to see how to do future mods - new cluster, aluminum trim, new gauge faces, leds...etc...

so i unscrewed the 4 screws holding in the cluster and undid the two big clips. while i was in there, i wanted to specifically look at the 4 main bulbs to eventually swap em out with leds. i took off the green covers for the bulbs and reinstalled everything (so i thought).

i also took out the air bag bulb and bulb connector. today, i put the two pieces back in to see if that would help to no avail.

the two big clips are plugged in.

there's another clip that just hangs there, don't know what that's for



here's a pic of the back of the cluster



and here's a pic of some "damage" to the clip on the passenger side



don't know if that's my issue or not.
so questions would be, what could be causing my oil pressure, water temp, and rpm (possibly gas) to not work?
is there a fuse that's specific to those?
cel and air bag light were both illuminated before, now they are not.

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The IGN trace is +12V to oilp, fuel level, tach, coolant temp (and more) on my 95. The GND is the ground wire for the same circuit. Do a conductivity test from before the point is bent to one of metal screws or other bare metal on the trace after the bend to find which ones are broken.

Not sure which year car you have, but if that IGN trace is broken your alternator might not be charging the battery.

EDIT: You should also check the meter fuse by the driver's feet on the left.

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check meter fuse.
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thanks.
i wish i had noticed the traces before i put the cluster back in. i really don't think i mangled them, but who knows.
i'll check the fuse as well.
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pulled the meter fuse - 15a - replaced it - no change.
i hate electrical ****, so instead of trying to repair the traces, i'm going to see if i can pick up a cheap cluster with a circuit board (thingymabobber) intact
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traces on the back of the circuit board were the issue just in case anyone ever comes across this issue in the future.
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sad to see you got it fixed
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