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E46 Cluster Not Working

After the ambient temperature sensor fell-off, the cluster stopped working. I separated the 2x cables (both white) and insulated them. How do I get the clsuter to work

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SOURCE: 97 318i Instrument Cluster

check the cluster fuse?

Posted on Oct 28, 2008


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SOURCE: 2006 chevy uplander inst. cluster lights

Check on ebay, I had the same prob with mine, 3 lights blew out. Check s.gif12v_electronics, NEW MERCEDES VW BMW DASH INSTRUMENT CLUSTER BULBS 1.5W. This is where i bought mine and have not had any prob. No dealer or parts house will carry this bulb seperate.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My bmw 318is instrument cluster doesnt work

The fuse must have blown off. Replace the fuse.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: instrument cluster dead

If your replacement cluster is a used cluster, it might have the same problem, which usually is bad solder points where the main connector connects onto the circuit board of the cluster. If you do some internet searches under Caravan instrument cluster solder you should get lots of sources for instructions and photos of the problem. Sometimes the bad solder points are NOT really visible to the eye, so it's best to put a drop of solder on every one of the points where the connector attaches to the board. That fixed mine. If your cluster is brand new, I don't know what to tell you.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My bmw 318is instrument cluster doesnt work

Common problem on BMW's apparently...there are on-line repair services but they are NOT cheap...100-300 bucks. Tough to fix yourself...unles you are a highly skilled techie!

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1997 Mercedes E320 and the instrument cluster guages

hello,good day,maybe your cluster nearly damage,send to your dealer,they have a testing procedure(simulation all the gauges), to determine if your cluster is defective,ty

Posted on May 14, 2009

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How do I check temp. Sensor?


it is a sender unit not a sensor unit
take the wire off it and see if the gauge falls to zero
put the wire back on and if it goes to hot ,replace the sender unit
the difference is that temp gauge sender units have 1 wire to it and work through the gauge to it then through a heat altered resistor in it to earth (ground)
A temp sensor has more wires to it and works from the ecm
it closes a circuit when the coolant reaches a preset temperature, sending a signal to the ECM which then closes a relay to make the fan/s run to cool the radiator

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My speedo, rev counter, fuel guage and temp guage have all stopped working on my 2002 focus 2.0 ltr ghia. All fuses are ok. Any ideas of what could be the problem ?


The instrument cluster is a hybrid electronic cluster (HEC) with two basic configurations, the base cluster and the optional instrument cluster. In addition to the two basic configurations, the SVT uses a modified optional cluster in combination with a separate oil pressure and oil temperature cluster. The base instrument cluster, optional instrument cluster and the oil pressure and oil temperature cluster receive and output information utilizing both hardwired circuitry and the standard corporate protocol (SCP) or the controller area network (CAN) communication network (2.3L only). It is very important to understand:
  • where the input originates from.
  • all the information necessary in order for a feature to operate.
  • which module(s) receive(s) the input or command message.
  • does the module which received the input control the output of the feature, or does it output a message over the SCP or CAN network to another module?
  • which module controls the output of the feature. Its more then likely you need a new instrument cluster.

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How much does it cost to fix the speedometer on a 1995 subaru impreza


Hi.

First you have to ascertain whether the problem is in the cable or the cluster. They are both separate costs.

The cable is definitely cheaper than the cluster.
http://parts.cioccasubaru.com/p/Subaru_1995_Impreza/CABLE-SPEEDOMETER/49247685/37410AA151.html?partner=googlebase

Hope that helps.

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Aug 27, 2014 | 1995 Subaru Impreza

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1998 honda accord ex 3.0 vtec cluster temp don't work? How can I fix it?


check the temperature sender unit is connected (temperature sender unit not the temperature sensor as there are two separate units doing 2 different jobs).

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Instrument cluster stopped working completely


You may need to get a shop manual to work on it.
The problem could be a bad connection at the cluster, or on the printed circuit board on the back of the cluster. Someone will have to find out where you are loosing power to the cluster. The gauges are grounded thru their individual sensors.

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I have a 92 Accord LX automatic, the speedometer stopped working, I replaced the VSS 2x with known working VSS's with no change, I also replaced the dash cluster gauge and still not working. What would...


Hi, first verify that you have battery voltage on the yellow wire at the sensor when the key is on. Measure across to the black wire to ensure the ground is there as well. The signal leaves the sensor on the blue wire but changes to orange before it reaches the cruise control module, ECM and cluster. I would check continuity of the blue wire to orange wire at the cruise module and cluster. If all that is good, I would pull the sensor off the transmission, jack up the drive wheels, and verify the transmission is turning the shaft that is supposed to turn the sensor coil. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Sep 06, 2011 | 1992 Honda Accord

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On a 57 plate suzuki swift the speedo and mileometre have stopped working.the fuel gauge is up and down.and now the diagnostic light has come on.any ideas


This sounds like the instrument cluster has gone faulty, unfortunately. With any luck, you might be able to find a replacement at a scrap yard somewhere to at least save some money. Otherwise, the dealership is the only other place in which to purchase one of these.

I hope this helps and good luck! :)

Dec 15, 2010 | 1997 Suzuki Swift

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My chevy cavalier 2005, the speedometer and temperature gauge stopped working. I'm not sure whats wrong and don't want to get ripped off at the dealers. Please help if there is something I can check...


Is the ck engine light on If so take to a auto parts store that will ck the car for codes and that will tell you if the speed sensor is working or not> If the speed sensor is not working the ck engine light will be on and the car will have stored that code.If there are no codes that it is most likely the cluster for the speedometer not working . Now the temperature guage not working is the needle spunaround backwards past the stop If so that replace the cluster .If not than it needs to be ckd for a bad tempature sensor.This should also set a code and turn the ck engine light.

Mar 08, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

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1994 honda accord speedometer finally stopped working


Remove the cluster and send to a cluster specialist. if he finds nothing wrong, you should not be charged for this(ask first). If the cluster is fine, check the cables and/or the sensors that run into the tranny.

If it is the ckluster, the specialist can fix and reinstall.

Sep 09, 2009 | 1996 Honda Accord

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