Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
Dashboard electrics are not working properly. speedometer/rev count/fuel gauge etc are dead, though indicators and door lights are still working.Ive replaced the fuse and theres still the same problem...really weird. any other ideas?
The problem will more than likely be the printed circuit board on the back of the instrument cluster. to remove this lower the steering wheel to its lowest position. there are 2 phillip head screw in the top of the surround remove these and pull surround out. there are 4 screw ,2 top and 2 bottom which hold the instrument cluster in place.remove and then pull the cluster toward you and out. I found the crack in mine to be on the long turn over section which turned out to be between the oil warning light and the hand brake warning light which in my case stopped working along with the tacho and speedo. I repaired the crack by scrapping off the lacquer coating and repairing the track with a circuitworks Conductive Pen - Micro Tip made by chemtronics and purchased from **** smiths ( fairly dear though aprox $40 ).
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
I managed to fix my problem. I had a close look at the circuit board at the back of the gauge cluster and found a hair line fracture in one of the tracks. It was such a small fracture but it was there and was stopping my whole guages from getting power. I just scratched the blue coating off the track surrounding the fracture and soldered a small wire across the fratcure to join the track up again. It worked, was nothing major and didint take long at all. Saved me lots of money!!
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
The printed circuit board on the instrument cluster always fail on these cars best bid go by a new one from the dealership because second hand ones are not trustworthy in life time
its a common problem for the circuit board to fail
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I just wanted to say thanks to "spinfxtc" and "mister g" for your solution to my instrument cluster problem... If it wasn't for you I'd still be driving with a dead instrument cluster. Big kudos to you both !!! :D
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
ok if its a cable driven speedo then the cable has snapped or the speedo drive that goes into the gearbox is gone ,,also if its electric speedo then id go with the electric speedo in the gearbox ,,,a ten mil nut holds it in and it goes straight down into the gearbox,,youl see it from under the bonnet ,,
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
Yes, There is a fuse box ... your owners manual will asssit you in locating it and the suspect fuse ... do your parking lamps work? Is your dimmer turned all the way down?
Posted on May 01, 2009
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