Question about 2002 Lexus IS 300
I have an 2002 IS300 that I'm trying to put back together. I lost my original cluster and had to buy a replacement. I've tried 3 different clusters, 2 from 2001, 1 from 2005, all with the same exact problem. The tac for RPM isn't working, Not sure if the GAUGE for MPG is working since I really haven't taken the car around the block yet, but all other gauges seem to be functioning. Also, the Lights for the whole instrument panel are not working. The lights for the air bag, check engine, oil, signal, tail lights, etc. work, just the main lights to light the cluster are not working. Would it have anything to do with it not being the same year? Need help!!!
I had all my analog instrument panel gauges stop working after they did the state emissions test. I found the proper fuse in the fuse block located under the hood. Simply unplugged the fuse, noticed it was still good, and plugged the same fuse (10A) back in and all the gauges started working again. Guess it needed a reset atfer they plugged in for the emissions.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Same as 2 dr, or a stick.
There are bezel screws that hold the plastic trim (pointing up towards the windshield), you nee to remove these 2 screws. The bottom section is clipped in. Tilt the steering wheel down as far as it will go.
Once you have the bezel off, there are 4 screws holding the cluster to the dash. Remove them and gently pull the cluster forward. Reach around (expect to get scraped knuckles) and unclip the speedo cable, and two large multipin connectors. Don't force anything.
Getting the cluster out after this point is a test of your patience. It only seems to come out one particular way.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
These vans have had issues with the PIN connections to the instrument clusters. With time the solder on the main PIN connection will begin to fail. The good news this may be repaired at home. First you'll need to remove the instruments. To do so remove the dash components from around the instruments then the (4) screws) that hold the instruments in place. Carefully detach the wire connection from the back of it; take to a well lit area. Look for a PIN with a failed solder joint (this will appear as a slight black or grey circle. If found apply heat and let solder begin to flow; the allow to cool and reassemble. If you look at my history you'll see I've helped others with this issue. The attached link may help: http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-caravan/197192-99-grand-caravan-intermittent-dead-dashboard.html
As for the transmission I expect this a seperate issue, possibly the BCM but I'd like to review further.
Please let me know if this assisted you,
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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my 1998 cadillac deville information display cluster goes on and off for days at a time. most times I do not know how fast I am going or miles.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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Mar 06, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe
I had the same problem
with a 2002 MAZDA MPV. Here's what you need to do.
First take off the
decorative trim around the dashboard. for help, watch the beginning of this
tutorial on changing your radio (which you aren't doing but it shows how to
remove the trim).
Then there are three
phillips screws holding in the gauge cluster (two on the bottom, one on the
top). Unscrew these
Once you've freed the
cluster, pull it out so you can access the three cables on the top of the unit.
They have tabs on them and are a little difficult to pull out but with a little
jiggling, they come free.
Adjust your steering
wheel so it is a low as it will go in order to give you room to take out the
The back of the cluster
has little sockets with TOSHIBA V-2 on them. Take a pair of needle nose pliers
and twist counterclockwise to remove the lights.
NOTE: the plastic socket
that you have removed is a separate piece from the bulb itself. You need to
gently remove the bulbs from the sockets with your fingers or a pair of pliers.
Be careful not to shatter the bulb in your hand
You have two options for
replacing the light bulbs. You can buy replacement incandescent bulbs or buy
LED equivalent bulbs.
I chose to replace them
with LEDs because they were cheaper. However, when I switched them out, they
were blinding (even when my dash was dimmed). Now, they have started to flicker
when the radio is on and have all started to die one by one. It might be that
they were from china or that the LEDs are drawing different current than the
original lights. I'm currently switching back to the original style and hoping
that fixes the problem. So if you do switch out to LED I recommend that you do
not throw out your original incandescent ones if any are still good.
Note: When installing
the LED lights, the polarity matters when inserting the socket base back into
the cluster (i.e. they can be installed backwards). I don't know of any
identifying marks to make sure you twist them back in correctly but make sure
you test the console before re-installing the trim and screwing it in.
The bulb type that you
need to replace it with is a #70 Mini Wedge
lamp. #2721 lamps are
Also as a side note, check to see if there are any parts recalls on your MPV. I've had a problem with my fan running long after I turn the car off and it drains the battery; apparently there's a recall for that. I also have a problem with my cruise control which has also been recalled.
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