GS 300 vibration or clicking noise behind instrument panel!!!
Whenever my ignition key is in the on position or the car is running I have a funny vibration that come from my dashboard. I thought it might be the CD player but it's not. The vibration starts then stops and stats and stops throughout my journey. Thanks for any help you can give me. i think my problem is the same except it's more like a gargling or rapid clicking stream sound which goes on for a few seconds and stops. it sounds like a bunch of muffled relays chattering. The sound is coming somewhere behind the front console.
The two driver side doors stopped responding to my remote and the inside switch. I have to lock using my key. They do open with remote however!!! strange. Any ideas anyone?
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Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket or box wrench. Pull the airbag fuse from the driver's side fuse panel using the fuse removal tool found on the panel. Disable the theft-lock system on the radio.
Remove the instrument cluster by removing the bezel screws with a screwdriver and prying the bezel off with a prying tool or flathead screwdriver.
Remove the two screws holding the ignition switch in place with a screwdriver.
Push the ignition switch about one inch toward the front of the vehicle so that it will clear the mounting bracket. Lift the switch up and out from behind the instrument panel.
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition switch. Put the key in the ignition and turn it the Run position.
Press the spring-loaded pin on the side of the ignition switch with a small screwdriver. Pull the lock cylinder out by the key.
Install the New Ignition Switch
Place the ignition key in the new ignition cylinder and push the cylinder into place in the ignition housing. Turn the key to the off position and remove it.
Connect the electrical wires to the back of the ignition switch.
Put the switch assembly in position in the cluster and install and tighten the two screws with a screwdriver.
Install the instrument cluster bezel and attach the two screws with a screwdriver.
Replace the airbag fuse in the driver's side fuse panel. Connect the negative battery cable with a wrench. Enter the code for the Theft-lock system into the radio.
The "Green" wire from the after-market tachometer will connect to the (-) negative side of the ignition coil.
The "Red" wire from the tachometer will connect to an ignition source that has power only when the key is in the "Run" and "Start" position, usually at a "IGN" source on the fuse panel.
The "Yellow" or "White" wire from the tachometer will connect to the instrument panel lighting fuse in the fuse panel usually marked "LPS" or "IP" and there should be a source next to the instrument panel lighting fuse to connect the wire.
The "Black" wire should be connected to a good body ground, and if the tachometer is not properly grounded anyone sitting in the vehicle while the engine is running will receive a mild electric shock from the ignition coil primary voltage whenever anything metal inside of the vehicle is touched.