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This is speculation, but the fogged windshield, the noise behind the dash, and the temperature gauge actions lead me to the heater core. When they develop any leak they fog the windshield, and enough fluid loss or an air pocket could explain the temp gauge readings.
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I'll start my van (sometimes
Here is a fix...I had the same problem with the instrument cluster going dead intermittently. Pound your fist on the dash and wahlah, everything worked again. It would also register an engine code of 'invalid or incorrect information or lost data', something like that. What I found was a hairline crack in a solder connection on the cluster circuit board right at the harness plug connector. Mine happened to be the ground pin for the cluster. And what do I mean by 'hairline' crack? It takes a trained eye to find cracks in solder connections. Most people don't see them, because it is a circular microscopic crack surrounding the pin where it solders to the board. It it usually caused from heating and cooling, vibrations, and other element that attack and deteriorate solder. Very intermittent, and very hard to find. So instead, just simply resolder each of the connections to be sure another one won't fail in the near future.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Had the same problem on a 2003 vibe- finally dianosed as a fried headlamp module then needing to trace back and find a short in the electrical that blew headlamp module . Module $ 170. Labor to replace module 2hrs. Labor to trace short 4 hrs??? Dealer charged me $900- .
If anyone has info on how much time it should have taken. I would appreciate the feedback
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
your heater core has probably sprung a leak.does the fog smell kinda sweet?....check the floor in the front where the floor mats are for moisture or even puddles of antifreeze.(the replacement of a heater core can be very expensive as the entire dash usually needs to be removed to access the heater core)also look under the engine near the firewall for antifreeze drips.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
SOURCE: air conditioner failing
You need to refill the A/C. It works on pressure in the system if its below operating pressure it will not work at all. Buy a refill kit and follow instruction.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Sounds like possibly the ignition switch is going out. Try jiggling the key in the ignition in the on position and see if your lights come back on.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
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