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When replacing bulbs in instrument cluster,noticed an electrical connector beside speedo cable what is it for?

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If it was not connected to the cluster it is an extra for connecting additional equip. Not to worry.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

Testimonial: "it is connected to cluster beside speedo cable.Strange annoyance occuring at lower speeds,needle bounces between 10-40 mph then starts to stabilize around 40 mph.when slowing down gets below 40 starts bouncing erratically."

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SOURCE: instrument cluster does not work.

check the relays under the kick panel on drivers side...maybe switch them around and see if that works....sometimes corrolas will do the same thing.check the ones under the hood also.

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SOURCE: Need to replace instrument cluster/AC bulbs

Hello, You can obtain a 2004 Ram Factory Service Manual with all of that information available from Promanuals.net. The reason why it may be so important is because right before the removal instructions the service manual has diagnostic instructions to try. There are numerous pages on removing the instrument cluster, and cluster bezel.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative
cable. (For Airbag)

(2) Remove the cluster bezel from the instrument
panel. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INSTRUMENT PANEL/
CLUSTER BEZEL - REMOVAL).

(3) Remove the four screws that secure the instrument
cluster to the instrument panel structural support
(Fig. 5).

(4) Pull the instrument cluster rearward far
enough to access and disconnect the instrument
panel wire harness connectors for the cluster from
the connector receptacles on the back of the cluster
housing.

(5) Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument
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SOURCE: instrument cluster bulb is out. how do i replace

It may not be a bulb, as the instrument cluster usually has a number of bulbs and they probably didn't all blow at once. Pulling instrument clusters can be touchy and may not be for the average "shadetree mechanic" however, typically there are a few screws above the cluster going into the dash pad and a few hidden behind the trim panels below the cluster.

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Has it had an aftermarket Stereo Fitted? This is the first place I ould look if it has..

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SOURCE: instrument cluster lights don't work. Fuses and bulbs are good.

feed wire for the lights may have failed or the circuit on the board may have gone. if you remove the cluster you can put a supply to the bulb circuit (carefully) and check if it is the circuit. If it's ok you can run a new feed to the cluster from your lights. Job done.

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You probably need to pull the instrument cluster out and replace the illumination bulbs from the backside of the instrument cluster. All the bulbs back there are likely all the same ( your illumination and warning bulbs), so change them all. Happy motoring!
How to get the cluster out? Look for screws to remove. Get any bezel or trim plates out of the way. Check for screws again, cluster should pull out a few inches, then reach behind and unclip the speedo cable from back of cluster, then pull off the electrical plug from back of cluster. Now should be able to remove the cluster. Hopefully your steering wheel will allow cluster to be removed, but if not, take off the steering wheel's center nut, the pull off the steering wheel-sometimes a steering wheel puller is required-an inexpensive tool available at parts store.

Of course, before doing all this, check for a blown instrument panel fuse-something like instr. lmps, or instr pnl designation.
Good luck.

Mar 19, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Speedometer cable


Parts stores still might be able to find that for you. Or try a few salvage yards Replacement is pretty easy. It unscrews from the transmission, and behind the instrument cluster where it connects to the back of the speedometer, is usually held on there by a plastic clip that depresses to release. You will probably have to pull the cluster out a few inches to get your hand back there to release the cable clip...and the electrical connector if you want to remove the cluster and put new illumination bulbs in while you have it out.

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I need to fix Dash air vent light -Left side - that goes on and off- How due I remove the bulb and check the wiring?


Check out the "Instrument Cluster Light Bulbs" section below:

2002 Volkswagen Passat - Repair Manual - Chassis Electrical (excerpt)

Dome/Map/Cargo Light

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the bulb from its retaining clip contacts. If the bulb has tapered ends, gently depress the spring clip/metal contact and disengage the light bulb, then pull it free of the two metal contacts.

To install:
  1. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
  2. Insert the bulb into the holder. If the contacts have small holes, be sure that the tapered ends of the bulb are situated in them.
  3. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
  4. Install the cover until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Instrument Cluster Light Bulbs
The instrument clusters installed on these models are one of 2 types and distinguished by the instrument lighting color, either green or blue.
On models with green instrumentation, only the control light bulbs are replaceable. Should any other failure occur, the instrument cluster must be replaced.
On models with blue instrumentation, none of the components are replaceable. Should a failure occur, the instrument cluster must be replaced.

Map Lights
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the bulb from its electrical connector.
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Feb 19, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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Odometer not working


Could be that speedo cable has become disconnected or that the inner shaft has broken. The speed cable is connected between the back of the instrument cluster and the left side of the transmission. Check under the car that the cable is securely fitted to the side of the transmission. Disconnect it and and check on the condition of the square drive flexible shaft. The spinning of this inner shaft is what conveys the output shaft speed of the transmission to the instruments. The instrument cluster can be removed but pushing a length of coat hanger wire with right angle turn on its end between the the cluster and the dashboard surround. Turn the coat hanger to hook behind the cluster and pull forward to remove it. Try several points around the cluster. It is best to disconnect the speedo drive cable to withdraw the cluster (after electrical connections have been disconnected. check that the speedo cable is secure to the back of the instruments. If you remove the cluster completely follow the path of the speedo cable. If you have to replace the cable, tying a length of string to the speedo cable end first and posting the string down the cable path will help the re-installation enormously. Simply pull the string whilst reinstalling the instrument cluster until the end of the speedo can be got hold of. Refit the speedo cable to the transmission only after the instrument cluster is back in place.

Oct 17, 2010 | 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190

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I need to change the bulb that lights up the left side of the speedometer behind the dash. which bulb and how do you get to it?


There are two screws under the lip that hangs over the steering wheel and instrument cluster. Remove those two screws and pull the top section toward you and down. This will remove the whole instrument cluster. Then remove the connectors to the harness. You will see little circles with x's on them and should also notice two small pieces of copper. Those are the bulbs. it should be obvious which ones are used for the speedo. You will probably need to get the bulbs from a dealer for around $10. To remove the bulbs use a phillips screw driver twist it about a half turn and the bulb should come out.

Mar 16, 2010 | 2003 Acura MDX

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Dashboard lights burning out, down to 1 illuminating tach, speedo, gas gauge. How complicated to replace?


one hour job. find bulb part number in bulb chart in owner manual.

go here for villager help.

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Section 13-01B: Instrument Cluster — Conventional 1996 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Instrument Panel Finish Panel Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Block the wheels (1007) to prevent the vehicle from moving.
  1. Turn the ignition switch (11572) to the OFF position.
  1. Shift the transmission range (TR) selector to MANUAL LOW (1).
  1. Tilt the steering wheel (3600) to the lowest position, if equipped with a tilt wheel.
  1. Remove the two instrument panel finish panel screws.
  1. Remove the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) enough to access the switch electrical connectors.
  1. Disconnect the rear windshield wiper/washer switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the heated back window and light switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the emergency warning switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the SECURITY indicator light electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the speed control on/off (CRUISE CONT. ON/OFF) switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the headlamp switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the autolamp/light switch rheostat resistor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the instrument panel finish panel with the switches attached.
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Instrument Cluster
Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Block the wheels (1007) to prevent the vehicle from moving.
  1. Turn the ignition switch (11572) to the OFF position.
  1. Shift the transmission range (TR) selector to MANUAL LOW (1).
  1. Tilt the steering wheel (3600) to the lowest position, if equipped with a tilt wheel.
  1. Remove the two instrument panel finish panel screws.
  1. Remove the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) enough to access the switch electrical connectors.
  1. Disconnect the rear windshield wiper/washer switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the heated back window and light switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the emergency warning switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the SECURITY indicator light electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the speed control on/off (CRUISE CONT. ON/OFF) switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the headlamp switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the autolamp/light switch rheostat resistor electrical connector.
  1. Remove the instrument panel finish panel with the switches attached.
  1. Remove the four instrument cluster screws.
  2. Remove the transmission range indicator (7A110) from the instrument cluster (10849).

Jan 13, 2010 | 1995 Mercury Villager

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How do i replace the instrument cluster light?


Need to pull the instrument display out. The instrument display has 3 glue tape on the top and the bottom to hold it inside the dash. The dealer sells a tool to remove this, but I can pull it out by my thumb after use a thin blade to go around the instrument display. Extend the steering column all the way out, so you have enough room to pull out the cluster. You can not pull out all the way since the speedo cable needs to be unscrewed by hand. On the left of the speedo cable there is an electrical knob. Be careful to pull it out and remember the location of the knob, otherwise things will be crazy after you put it back. Once the cluster is out, you are better off to replace all the other light bulbs : signal lights, indicator lights,,, since this is your chance to do it after so many years. Believe me that it sounds easy, but you will be sweating in doing it. Cheers.

Sep 22, 2009 | 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190

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I need to change the bulb in the analog clock in my 1999 Lincoln Towncar. How do I go about getting to it without tearing apart the dashboard?


you need a special tool to get the radio out. It has pins that spread out spring clips so the radio can pull out.

please rate as solved if this helps.

SECTION 413-00: Instrument Cluster and Panel Lighting — General Information 1999 Town Car Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Bulb —Electric Clock
Special Tool(s) Radio Removing Tool
T87P-19061-A

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Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Pull out the radio using Radio Removing Tool.
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  1. Remove the radio.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Disconnect the antenna cable.
    1. Remove the radio.
  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel bolts.
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  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel bolts.
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  1. Pull out and position aside the instrument cluster finish panel.
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  1. Disconnect the electric clock electrical connector.
  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
    1. Disconnect the headlight switch electrical connector.
    1. Disconnect the dimmer switch electrical connector.
    1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
  1. Remove the electric clock illumination bulb.

Apr 23, 2009 | 1999 Lincoln Town Car

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How to change a instrument panels lightbulb ?


Unfortunately you must remove the cluster to gain access to these bulbs. Remove radio, heater fan knobs, temp slider knobs,and temp control faceplate (carefully remove bulb in faceplate), then remove the Phillips screws inside the holes where these came out that hold the cluster . unscrew or unclip and remove the speedo cable from the back of the cluster. you may have to disconnect some electrical jacks (remember where and how they go back in!) to gain complete access. Then it's just a matter of pulling out the little bulbs and replacing them. Because this is so involved I would replace ALL of them at once. Hope this helps...;-)

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