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Turn signals not working, speedometer and tachometer not working

Turn signals, speedometer and tachometer not operating

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Provided you've checked all fuses etc first, You may want to have a look at this article. Googling ( soldering dodge caravan cluster ) as well . There are videos on you tube.
Here's the link. ( http://www.allpar.com/model/m/repairs/3G-cluster.html )

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It sounds like the clock spring in the steering wheel is bad. It can be changed at home, but it should be done at a dealer because of the air bag.

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  • Mike Thornstrom
    Mike Thornstrom Mar 23, 2014

    Hold in the odometer button for about 5 sec, you will notice it atomattically resets and clibrates all the gauges. At least it worked for my speedometer

  • David Goodwin
    David Goodwin Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks, I tried all that last night with no result. Got up this morning, retraced all my steps and found I had a loose connection. Now to figure out the headlight problem or get rid of the vehicle. Thanks again for your help.

  • David Goodwin
    David Goodwin Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks, I tried all that last night with no result. Got up this morning, retraced all my steps and found I had a loose connection. Now to figure out the headlight problem or get rid of the vehicle. Thanks again for your help.

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Sorry but it's not a fuse problem . There is not a fuse just for the speedometer . The microprocessor inside the instrument cluster determines where the speedometer needle points , just like the fuel gauge , tachometer etc... Having the vehicle checked for DTC'S would be the proper step to take .
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No where in this factory diagnostic step does it say to check a fuse !

PINPOINT TEST E: THE SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER IS INOPERATIVE CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS E1 CHECK THE VOLTAGE TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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No REPAIR circuit 1001 (WH/YE). TEST the system for normal operation.
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NOTE: Measurements must be made to the speedometer gauge pins that are inside the instrument cluster printed circuit clips.
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    Instrument Cluster Terminal Speedometer Gauge Pin C286-13 C287-1 S C287-2 G C288-7 BATT
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No INSTALL a new instrument cluster printed circuit. REFER to Instrument Cluster Printed Circuit . TEST the system for normal operation.
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The hesitates and misses is probably a chock problem, especially since when it warms up, it does great.

Since you weren't very specific on your indications, I thought a general troubleshooting guide might be helpful to you. But you might want to look on ebay for a shop maintenance manual for your vehicle if you plan on keeping it for awhile and doing your own maintenance.

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The tach and speedo work most of the time, but sometimes work sporadically.


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1) Speedometer - The speed sensor may be faulty. The sensor is mounted in the differential cover. Remove the harness plug and remove the sensor. Clean the sensor and measure the resistance (should be 0.0 Ohms). If there is any resistance higher than 0.0 (zero Ohms), replace the sensor. If the resistance reads correct, reinstall the sensor.

2) The wiring at the connector plug for the speed sensor (in the differential housing) may be faulty and corroded .... pull the boot back from the plug housing and inspect the wires and the pins.

3) The actual speedometer and/or tachometer head may be faulty. It may have a loose connection within it or a cracked circuit board.

4) The speedometer or tachometer head may be loose on the main instrument circuit board (do the gauges change or move if you smack the top of the dash, above the gauges?). Remove the instrument cluster and check the mounting of the speedometer/tachometer to the circuit board. See the attached issues of our Fast Times newsletter for assistance in removing the instrument cluster, on E30 3-series models (see the articles on replacing the PC board and replacing the odometer gears for info on the removal of the instrument cluster).

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5) The plug that carries the impulse signal into the instrument cluster may have loose contacts. The plug for the speedometer signal is located on the driver's side of the back of the instrument cluster (on the E30 chassis). If you remove the lower dash trim panel (the one above the driver's knees), you can reach up and touch the plug. It is in a vertical position and has up to 26 wires in it. If you wiggle the plug, while driving, and the speedo comes & goes, you have loose contacts in the plug connection.

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