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Old 12-23-2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Gauge Cluster Not Lighting Up/No Tach

Bros,

I'm preparing my car to finally get dyno tuned and after spending the better part of the day on my back working on my intercooler piping and replacing all the radiator hoses, I went to start it up and no tach or gauge cluster lights.

The turn signal arrows on the cluster light up and I replaced a red 10 fuse in the box (when I did this, it didn't have any effect other than a high-pitched beeping sound? anyone know about this? it's on the bottom-left of the fusebox).

I searched around and could only find a couple OLD threads (on here and m.net), but no one ever posted whether or not they corrected the issue.

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I hear that slideruler knew the answer to this problem. Too bad you got him banned!

Good luck.
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No one knows?

I'm going to plug the cluster out of my '96 in tomorrow and see if that changes anything.
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Check to see if your running lights in your tails are lighting up too...good chance they're not.
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They're not. What's the issue?
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They're not. What's the issue?
The taillights had power but the bulbs were out and a quick trip to Autozone fixed this issue.

I corrected the tach issue by plugging in a spare interior light dimmer switch, swapping in the cluster out of my '96 and attaching a ground wire I found hanging in the harness conveniently labeled with a "G". I plugged the original ('91) cluster in to see if it was only the ground and, while it would now illuminate, the tach would not work.

Now I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume my oil pressure gauge and coolant gauge no longer work? After letting the car idle for ~10 mins, I noticed no changes in needle positions.

Also, anyone know what this is? Something to do w/ an ABS light possibly?

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Rear defroster **** if i recall. That thing was disconected on all 4 NA's I've owned
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Rear defroster **** if i recall. That thing was disconected on all 4 NA's I've owned
I should be taking my whip to the dyno on Monday. Want to come down and hold my hand? You know how scared I get.
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rotfl call me, i might be able to get off of work
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rotfl call me, i might be able to get off of work
I love you.
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SShhhhhh not here! Phil will see this
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SShhhhhh not here! Phil will see this
That's how it starts.
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