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Cluster PCB Hi, have you got a photo of what you did with your circuit board? I have a similar problem. Ive detected a hairline crack in the copper track which runs along the bottom of the circuit board closest to the warning lights. first attempt to fix worked for a few weeks (used a conductive silver epoxy) then it seems to have burnt where the crack was now there is no contact. I have just done it again but also have included a fine copper wire which i have "glued" to the track with the epoxy. hope it holds and doesnt catch fire heheh.

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  • franksspares Jan 15, 2009

    i have the same problem with instrument cluster dosn`t work but replaced 2nd hand and work for a few days and not work again on ce 99 lancer with tacho.

    does anybody has any solution and a picture of diagram please email

    franksspares@yahoo.com.au

    thank you for your time !

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Sorry i don't have a photo yet, but what i did was remove a small section of the laquer from the track on the PCB about 1/2 inch away from the plug socket, then pre-tinned & soldered a small insulated wire (small speaker wire, only 1 part of the figure 8 cable) from the bottom right plug track (common pos for the warning lights) to the solder joint @ the lower end of the under PCB link that goes to the bottom left screw fitting of the tacho, this bypassed the crack in the PCB,
if there is "NO" burn marks & it is only a cracked track you will-not have any problem in bypassing the crack with a small wire, or even running a small solder track along the PCB track, just remember to remove the laquer, kind regards waz

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