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Old 09-26-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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ok, so today i tried to get my airbag light to stop blinking.

I tried disconnected the blue box under the dash (paul said it should work)and all that did was make the light stay on all the time.

After that i decided i'll try and pull the bulb. i did that and then realized that it killed the circuit. So i put it back in, and now nothing works.

My speedo works cause its mechanical, i *think* the gas gauge is working, idk cause i had a full tank with only 30miles on it and it really hasn't budged. My oil pressure gauge, Tach, and Coolant temp gauge are dead. And strangely enough the car now beeps 5 times, stops, and repeats 4 times but eventually stops. everything else works, the gauges light up, heater stuff works, radio, and my boost and LC-1 work fine.

89 miata 1.6
pwr nothing
no alarm

WTF did i do?
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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In side the connctor for the 'Brain" is a metal tab,pull it out,replace blown fuse you are good.
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which connector? lol
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the connector on the quage cluster itself is probably fused.
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I pulled my airbag bulb the other day and now my car beeps at me as you stated. I would say plug the "blue box" back in and enjoy the beeps. I feel like my car is talking to me and that makes me happy.
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don't they make clips that loop the airbag signal for aftermarket steering wheels?
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:31 PM   #7
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I pulled my airbag bulb the other day and now my car beeps at me as you stated. I would say plug the "blue box" back in and enjoy the beeps. I feel like my car is talking to me and that makes me happy.
I plugged ll the stuff back in already and still happening. the beep is annoying and i just drove for a while and my fuel gauge is working fine and the car still beeps, just hard to hear over spool and exhaust.

and yes but i didn't get it with the hub
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Plug the bulb back in and put a very dense tape between it and the "window" in shines through. Gorilla tape works well here
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:13 AM   #9
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bruce, I think i'm gonna do that but i need to get the rest of my cluster working again lol
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make your own loop to do it then couldnt be that hard a peice of wire and some random conectors = win eventualy it will kill itself and be quite though.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #11
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ok so after further inspection this is what happend:



when the plug was being pulled out i guess the "paper" stuck to it and it ripped. not giving power to the coolant temp gauge. and because everything on the board is intertwined, nothing else worked..... my fuel gauge didn't work after driving 261 miles and only using a quarter tank of gas

is there a way to fix it?

i have a spare cluster i'd just need to adjust the mileage on it to match what the car has. and how would i do that?
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I'm sure one of the EEs on here will have a more proper repair procedure for that, but you could try repairing the traces with conductive paint. Auto parts stores sell little bottles of the stuff for repairing rear window defrosters, which commonly fail on vehicles with roll-down rear windows (like my 4runner) when some debris gets trapped in the weather stripping and scratches through the defroster grid.

Anyway, you'll need to mechanically secure the blue section first so it doesn't come loose later on, probably with some non-conductive glue or tape, not sure what would work best since I've never seen this part of my car. Once you get that fixed in place, you can use a toothpick to apply some of the defroster repair paint on the traces. I think that might work.
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or you can try to solder jumper wire across, just scrape some of the plastic layer off. But im not sure how brittle those things are. But scott's method is definitely better. I would just do what I suggested cause that's what limited tools and supplies I would have
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you can use some conduit paint wich i believe is like silver leaf etc or jumper the **** some how dont ask me. How far off is the odo on your replacement console? Cant you swap everything but the numbers section over? If it is lower mileage and you plan to keep the car awhile why not just go with it and then sell the car with x amount less miles later on down the raod i mean realy what are we talkin about 20-40k miles? given that you take good care of the car and do **** correctly it shouldnt hurt it.
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If you know how to solder, it's an easy fix. Otherwise, just swap your speedo/odo into the other cluster and be on your way.

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I chopped out all my airbag crap...what makes the beeping noise so I can give that a lobotomy? I've had a business card blocking the airbag light for about a year now, lol.
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lol so i swapped my odo over onto my new cluster (car has 188554 miles, spare cluster had 109xx little off lol) and everything seems to be working fine. except the tach or speedo.....one of them is off idk which one.

With the old cluster i would shift into 4th at ~80mph
With the new cluster i had to shift at ~70mph

I'm thinking its the speedo at higher mph, cause i was cruising at 50 and my buddy next to me was doing 50 (new si have big digital speedo's) so its right there but it like messes up other wise.

any ideas on that?
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ok so after further inspection this is what happend:




is there a way to fix it?

Just solder that.


As for the airbag light....shouldn't have taken you more than tow minutes to fix it the correct way. Under the steering column is a wide dual connector with blue and orange plugs. This is the connector for your horn and airbag that go up into the wheel. So, disconnect the orange one IIRC, it should have two prongs, if not that was the horn and reconnect. Take two small spade connectors and crimp them together on a piece of wire. Now on the side that goes back into the car, not up the column, push teh spade on each contact, jumping the two together. Walla, your airbag light issue has been solved.
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