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Atempted to hook up a radio on 94 eldorado , saw smoke comeing from front driver side dash area , now there is now my digital dash is out , does this mean that my dash is burned out or is it a short in the wireing that can be repaired?

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  • acog_hugh Mar 06, 2009

    how much would a cluster be for this car new?

  • acog_hugh Mar 06, 2009

    does anyone know where i can get a used dash cluster for 1994 eldorado ,

  • acog_hugh Mar 06, 2009

    yeah you are right it did burn out the dash i just took apart the dash and smelled the unit and it was fryed my wires were ok and no blowen fuses the dash cluster needs to be changed but im looking for a cheap one cant aford 300h for rebuilt will pay 100 to 150 for one thanks for your help

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Check the fuses for the dash, but I'll bet it will need repaired. Usually on Cadillac the radio is in the trunk. The part in the dash is just the control to the radio and it is wired to the cluster. If you try to wire an aftermarket stereo to this plug that went to the radio controls, it shorts out and burns the cluster. Hopefully it blew the fuse before it burnt the cluster but usually not.

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  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Mar 06, 2009

    I sent one in to gm to be rebuilt for a 94 deville (customer did exactly the same thing) and the dealer charged me 300 dollars.

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Mar 07, 2009

    You could try ebay or salvage yards. Also try www.car-part.com

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