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Battery light in instrument cluster (benzel)

95 neon, battery light in instrument cluster in ON. 2 days latter it will not start. cables are tight and clean. Where should I start to solve the problem.

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  • crystalnuzum Oct 16, 2008

    my batterylights has been coming on and staying on and even sometimes it will flicker as i am driving and my car will all the sudden just die on me.

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Either your battery isn't holding a charge, or your alternator isn't charging it.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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How do you replace the speedometer cable in a 1998 chevy tracker


Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the instrument cluster assembly. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement .
  2. Unhook the speedometer cable from the heater case.
  3. Remove the grommet from the bulkhead.
  4. Feed the speedometer cable through the bulkhead.
  5. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
Unscrew the speedometer cable (1) from either the transfer case or the transmission. Remove the speedometer cable (1) from either the transfer case or the transmission. Remove the speedometer cable (1) from the clamp. Remove the speedometer cable (1) from the vehicle.
Instrument Cluster Replacement
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the hazard lamps switch by gently pulling the knob straight up. Remove the instrument cluster bezel from the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Trim Plate Bezel Replacement . Remove the 4 screws and pull the instrument cluster assembly forward from the instrument panel. Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors. Remove the speedometer cable at the speedometer head. Remove the instrument cluster assembly from the vehicle.
Remove the 5 screws (2) and the steering column upper and lower covers (1, 3).
Remove the 4 screws and the instrument cluster bezel from the vehicle.

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Dash cluster power failure


Is it just the instrument gauge cluster that is being affected? Is there any other thing (radio illumination, park or tail lamps, etc.) that is also going out at the same time?
If the cluster is the only thing, I would look for loose electrical connections at the back of the cluster module.

Also, your Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) is part of your onboard computer network. Fault codes in either the IPC or one of the other modules (PCM, ABS, Body Control, etc.) may lead you to the cause of the IPC malfunction.

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How do you replace the bulb behnd the cluste on a 1994 Honda Acord, I removed the two top screws and the AC knobs, does the radion and console have to come out as well?


yes, the radio has to come out, as 2 of the trim panel screws are hidden by the radio.

1990-95 Accord
See Figures 7, 8 and 9
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If so equipped, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
  2. Lower the steering wheel to its lowest position.
  3. Remove the center console.
  4. Remove the ashtray and ashtray holder.
  5. Remove the radio/tape player.
  1. Remove the coin box, switches and dash light controller from the instrument panel.
  2. Remove the mounting screws securing the instrument panel. This is a large, formed piece of plastic-don't crack it.

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Fig. Fig. 8: Instrument panel retaining screw locations on 1994-95 Accords

  1. Lay a protective piece of cloth over the steering wheel pad.
  2. Remove the four screws holding the instrument cluster. Pull the cluster forward enough to allow access to the wiring connectors.

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Fig. Fig. 9: The instrument cluster is retained by four screws

  1. Disconnect the wiring harnesses and remove the instrument cluster.
  2. Individual instruments may be removed from the cluster after it is removed from the car. Avoid damage to any terminals or the printed circuit board.

To install:
  1. Install the gauge cluster; connect the wiring before it is fully in place. Install the retaining screws.
  2. Install the instrument panel. Make sure it is correctly placed. Install the retaining screws.
  3. If applicable, install the air vents.
  4. Install the coin box, switches and dash light controller.
  5. Install the radio, ashtray holder and ashtray.
  6. Install the console.
  7. If applicable, enable the SRS.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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My daughters '98 plymouth neon gauges randomly drop out, generally starting with the speedometer then followed by, but not always, the rest of the gauges


Hello! This is a common fault on Neon Instrument Clusters...Cold solder joints on the Cluster Board are causing the fault...See link below to repair video...You can DIY or take the Cluster Board to "Geeks@ Best Buy" or an "Auto Stereo Shop" and have them solder those joints pointed out in the video..Guru..Saailer..

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No pwer at all going to driving light nor the instrument cluster, starter turns but it won't turn on .and on the fuse block some of the fuses have no power running to them .the fuses are still good


Sounds like you have a power drain (small-amperage short) in the wiring going to your instrument cluster. The short has disabled some of your instrument cluster lights, but, since is has high resistance, it has not blown a fuse (since it draws to few amps). Once the current drain has wasted enough amperage, there's not enough left in the battery to start the car.
Phase 1: Interim solution: (1) charge the battery with your battery charger (if you don't have a battery charger, attach the battery with jumper cables to the battery in a running car - its alternator will charge your battery).
(2) pull the fuse(s) to the instrument cluster, thus killing power to the short.
(3) start and use you car without instrument cluster lights until you can move
to phase 2 of your repair. If you're not sure that you've killed power to the short, disconect the battery each time you stop the engine.
Phase 2:
(1) isolate the problem (the short) to one specific fuse, meaning one specific branch circuit in the car.
(2) trace the wiring from the fuse block to the instrument cluster, looking for
burn marks, bare wires (all wires should be insulated), or anything touching
a frame ground. Also look for moisture iintrusion - water can cause these types of high resistance "shorts" - with the symptom that the problem disappears after the water dries up.
(3) correct wiring problem found in step 2, plug in fuse. done
(4) if replacing instrument cluster, use instructions below.

1995-99 Models

See Figure 4
Fig. 4: Common instrument cluster found in 1995-97 "S" series Pick-ups.
(see illustration at end of message)

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the sound insulators/trim panels.
3. If necessary for access, unfasten the steering column nuts and if necessary, the bolts at the lower flange, then lower the column for access.
4. Unfasten the instrument cluster bezel screws located at the lower edge of the bezel. If no screws are present, then remove the bezel by pulling it straight out.
5. Unfasten the four screws retaining the instrument cluster to the instrument panel, unplug any necessary cluster electrical connections, then remove the cluster.

To install.
6. Install the cluster to the instrument panel making sure the cluster is firmly seated onto the connector, attach any necessary electrical connections and tighten the cluster fasteners to 17 inch. lbs. (1.9 Nm).
7. Install the instrument cluster panel bezel by snapping it into position, then if equipped, install the screws along the bottom of the bezel.
8. If lowered, re-position the steering column and tighten retaining nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1995 models. On 1996-99 models tighten the nuts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). If removed, tighten lower flange bolts to 120 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
9. Install the sound insulators/trim panels.
10. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Instrument cluster removal 1965 mustang


  1. Disconnect the battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the speedometer cable from the speedometer head.
  3. Remove the six screws retaining the instrument cluster assembly to the instrument panel and tilt the cluster forward.
  4. Disconnect the wiring and the bulb sockets and remove the cluster assembly. NOTE: All individual instruments may be removed and serviced at this time. To install:
  5. Position the cluster and connect the wiring and bulb sockets.
  6. Install the instrument cluster assembly to the instrument panel with the six retaining screws.
  7. Connect the speedometer cable and the battery cable.
  8. Check the operation of all gauges, lights, and signals.

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Section 13-01: Instrument Cluster—Conventional 1995 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Instrument Cluster Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel reinforcement (017A28) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel lower shield (045G02) .
  1. Remove fasteners holding steering wheel column as outlined in Section 11-04 . Gently lower steering column.
  1. Remove fasteners holding the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and gently pry off.



  1. Remove four instrument cluster retaining screws. (Do not remove screws from the instrument cluster main lens (10887) and instrument cluster mask (10890) ).
  1. Slide the instrument cluster (10849) to the right of the instrument panel opening and unhook the instrument panel harness from the back of the instrument cluster .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel (04320) .
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Speedometer/Odometer Federal law requires that the odometer in any replacement speedometer (17255) must register the same mileage as that registered in the removed speedometer . Since the speedometer mileage cannot be reset on this unit, affix odometer sticker to driver's door pillar and record original vehicle mileage. Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster (10849) as outlined.
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the instrument cluster mask (10890) and instrument cluster main lens (10887) .
  1. Remove speedometer assembly.
Installation
  1. Position the speedometer assembly to the instrument cluster back plate (10848) and install.
  1. Position the instrument cluster mask and instrument cluster main lens to the instrument cluster back plate and install the seven retaining screws.
  1. Install the instrument cluster as outlined.
  1. Connect battery ground cable and check the operation of the speedometer .
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Speedometer works sometimes on 95 neon


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My 95 dodge neon batter wont jkeep a charge


Check the accessory belt tension. The belt should move 1/4 to 1/2 inch when you push on it. The alternator belt is closer to the firewall on a 96 neon. Also for a temporary fix until you figure out the problem get a solar charger that plugs into your cigarette lighter. Other possible causes; bad battery cables or connections. Check all connections are clean and tight (check both ends at the battery and at the starter and ground wire. Caution always remove negative battery first and replace last.

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